This was 34th day of the year and 331 days remained in the year.

February 3 Birthdays

Elizabeth Blackwell
1821–1910, American Physician.

Felix Mendelssohn
composer (1809)

Horace Greeley
newspaper editor and founder (1811)

Gertrude Stein
author (1874)

Norman Rockwell
illustrator (1894)

Alvar Aalto
architect and furniture designer (1898)

James Michener
author (1907)

Joey Bishop
comedian, ator (1918)

Linda Wachner
industry executive (1946)

J. Catherine Roberts
science teacher (1953)

Isla Fisher
comedian, ator (1976)

February 3 in History


Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.


The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.


The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.


The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.


Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.


Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off.


Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.

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