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On This Day: February 03rd

This is 34th day of the year and 331 days remain in the year.

in history
1468
Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.
1870

The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.

1913
The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.
1917
The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.
1959
Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.
1969
The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1995
Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off.
1998
Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.
February 03 BirthdaysElizabeth Blackwell1821–1910, American Physician.
Joey Bishopcomedian, ator
Isla Fishercomedian, ator
Gertrude Steinauthor
Norman Rockwellillustrator
Linda Wachnerindustry executive
James Michenerauthor
J. Catherine Robertsscience teacher
Felix Mendelssohncomposer
Horace Greeleynewspaper editor and founder
Alvar Aaltoarchitect and furniture designer



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