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3rd of February 0313 EVENT Edict of Milan: Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius met at a conference in Milan. They proclaimed a policy of religious freedom, ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
3rd of February 1112 EVENT Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
3rd of February 1377 EVENT More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
3rd of February 1451 EVENT Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
3rd of February 1488 EVENT Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
3rd of February 1509 EVENT The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
3rd of February 1534 EVENT The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
3rd of February 1637 EVENT Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
3rd of February 1690 EVENT The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
3rd of February 1706 EVENT During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
3rd of February 1781 EVENT American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Saint Eustatius.
3rd of February 1783 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
3rd of February 1787 EVENT Shays' Rebellion is crushed.
3rd of February 1807 EVENT A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now the capital of Uruguay.
3rd of February 1809 EVENT The Illinois Territory is created.
3rd of February 1813 EVENT Jose de San Martin defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
3rd of February 1830 EVENT The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
3rd of February 1834 EVENT Wake Forest University is established.
3rd of February 1852 EVENT Justo Jose de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
3rd of February 1870 EVENT The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
3rd of February 1900 EVENT Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
3rd of February 1913 EVENT The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
3rd of February 1916 EVENT Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
3rd of February 1917 EVENT World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
3rd of February 1918 EVENT The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
3rd of February 1931 EVENT The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
3rd of February 1943 EVENT The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
3rd of February 1944 EVENT World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
3rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
3rd of February 1945 EVENT World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
3rd of February 1947 EVENT The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
3rd of February 1957 EVENT Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
3rd of February 1958 EVENT Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
3rd of February 1959 EVENT A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
3rd of February 1960 EVENT British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.
3rd of February 1961 EVENT The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC's command post.
3rd of February 1961 EVENT A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
3rd of February 1966 EVENT The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
3rd of February 1967 EVENT Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
3rd of February 1969 EVENT In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
3rd of February 1971 EVENT New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
3rd of February 1972 EVENT The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
3rd of February 1984 EVENT Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
3rd of February 1984 EVENT John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
3rd of February 1988 EVENT Iran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.
3rd of February 1989 EVENT After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
3rd of February 1989 EVENT A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
3rd of February 1995 EVENT Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
3rd of February 1996 EVENT The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
3rd of February 1998 EVENT Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
3rd of February 1998 EVENT Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
3rd of February 2007 EVENT A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
3rd of February 2011 EVENT All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
3rd of February 1338 BIRTHDAY Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
3rd of February 1677 BIRTHDAY Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
3rd of February 1689 BIRTHDAY Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
3rd of February 1690 BIRTHDAY Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
3rd of February 1721 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
3rd of February 1747 BIRTHDAY Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
3rd of February 1777 BIRTHDAY John Cheyne, British physician, surgeon and author (d. 1836)
3rd of February 1795 BIRTHDAY Antonio Jose de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)
3rd of February 1807 BIRTHDAY Joseph E. Johnston, American Confederate general (d. 1891)
3rd of February 1808 BIRTHDAY Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
3rd of February 1809 BIRTHDAY Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)
3rd of February 1811 BIRTHDAY Horace Greeley, American journalist, editor, and publisher (d. 1872)
3rd of February 1817 BIRTHDAY Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
3rd of February 1821 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910)
3rd of February 1824 BIRTHDAY Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
3rd of February 1826 BIRTHDAY Walter Bagehot, English essayist, journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
3rd of February 1830 BIRTHDAY Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
3rd of February 1842 BIRTHDAY Sidney Lanier, American writer (d. 1881)
3rd of February 1843 BIRTHDAY William Cornelius Van Horne, American-born railway pioneer and executive (d. 1915)
3rd of February 1857 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor (d. 1935)
3rd of February 1859 BIRTHDAY Hugo Junkers, German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
3rd of February 1862 BIRTHDAY James Clark McReynolds, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)
3rd of February 1872 BIRTHDAY Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)
3rd of February 1874 BIRTHDAY Gertrude Stein, American writer (d. 1946)
3rd of February 1876 BIRTHDAY William Tedmarsh, English-born American silent movie actor (d. 1937)
3rd of February 1887 BIRTHDAY Juan Negrin, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
3rd of February 1887 BIRTHDAY Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (d. 1914)
3rd of February 1889 BIRTHDAY Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director (d. 1968)
3rd of February 1893 BIRTHDAY Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
3rd of February 1894 BIRTHDAY Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
3rd of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
3rd of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Joao Cafe Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
3rd of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Doris Speed, English actress (d. 1994)
3rd of February 1899 BIRTHDAY Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
3rd of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer (d. 1975)
3rd of February 1904 BIRTHDAY Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
3rd of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Arne Beurling, Swedish/American mathematician(d. 1986)
3rd of February 1907 BIRTHDAY James Michener, American author (d. 1997)
3rd of February 1909 BIRTHDAY Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker (d. 1989)
3rd of February 1909 BIRTHDAY Simone Weil, French philosopher (d. 1943)
3rd of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
3rd of February 1911 BIRTHDAY Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
3rd of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Mary Carlisle, American actress and singer
3rd of February 1912 BIRTHDAY Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (d. 1990)
3rd of February 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
3rd of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
3rd of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Helen Stephens, American runner (d. 1994)
3rd of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Shlomo Goren, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel (d. 1994)
3rd of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
3rd of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Henry Heimlich, American physician
3rd of February 1923 BIRTHDAY Alys Robi, Canadian singer
3rd of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Martial Asselin, Canadian politician and lieutenant governor of Quebec
3rd of February 1924 BIRTHDAY E. P. Thompson, English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
3rd of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Keith Dunstan, Australian author and journalist
3rd of February 1925 BIRTHDAY John Fiedler, American voice actor (d. 2005)
3rd of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
3rd of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician
3rd of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Shelley Berman, American comedian
3rd of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
3rd of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
3rd of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
3rd of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer
3rd of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Frankie Vaughan, English singer (d. 1999)
3rd of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Ken Shipp, American football coach
3rd of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Gillian Ayres, English painter
3rd of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (d. 1984)
3rd of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Paul Sarbanes, American politician
3rd of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Juan Carlos Calabro, Argentine actor
3rd of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Jim Marshall, American photographer (d. 2010)
3rd of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Billy Meier, Swiss ufologist
3rd of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands boxer
3rd of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)
3rd of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Michael Cimino, American film director
3rd of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Fran Tarkenton, American football player
3rd of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Dory Funk, Jr., American professional wrestler
3rd of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
3rd of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Bridget Hanley, American actress
3rd of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Blythe Danner, American actress
3rd of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
3rd of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
3rd of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
3rd of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Johnny Cymbal, American singer and songwriter (d. 1993)
3rd of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Bob Griese, American football player
3rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
3rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter
3rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Paul Auster, American novelist
3rd of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor
3rd of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
3rd of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Henning Mankell, Swedish author
3rd of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Arthur Kane, American musician (d. 2004)
3rd of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Donald Palma, American musician
3rd of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
3rd of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Morgan Fairchild, American actress
3rd of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
3rd of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Fred Lynn, American baseball player
3rd of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
3rd of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
3rd of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
3rd of February 1956 BIRTHDAY John Jefferson, American football player
3rd of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Nathan Lane, American actor
3rd of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
3rd of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Steven Stapleton, English musician (Nurse With Wound)
3rd of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Chico Serra, Brazilian racing driver
3rd of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American astronaut
3rd of February 1958 BIRTHDAY N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
3rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
3rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure)
3rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Thomas Calabro, American actor
3rd of February 1959 BIRTHDAY Ferzan Ozpetek, Turkish cinema director
3rd of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1993)
3rd of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Joachim Loew, German football manager
3rd of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Linda Eder, American singer
3rd of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Keith Gordon, American actor
3rd of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Jay Adams, American skateboarder
3rd of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Michele Greene, American actress
3rd of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Marty Jannetty, American professional wrestler
3rd of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Raghuram Rajan, American economist
3rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
3rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
3rd of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Maura Tierney, American actress
3rd of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Frank Coraci, American film director
3rd of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Kostas Patavoukas, Greek basketball player
3rd of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Bob Taylor, English footballer
3rd of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Dave Benson Phillips, English children's TV presenter
3rd of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach
3rd of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Vlade Divac, Serbian basketball player
3rd of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Retief Goosen, South African golfer
3rd of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Robert Pack, American basketball player
3rd of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Oscar Cordoba, Colombian footballer
3rd of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Warwick Davis, English actor
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Elisa Donovan, American actress
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Sean Dawkins, American football player
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Vincent Elbaz, French actor
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Rockwilder, American hip-hop/R&B producer
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
3rd of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
3rd of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Jesper Kyd, Danish film and video game music composer
3rd of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
3rd of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist
3rd of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Konrad Ga?ka, Polish swimmer
3rd of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress
3rd of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Julie Meadows, American pornographic actress
3rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Dwayne Rudd, American football player
3rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Mathieu Dandenault, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Isla Fisher, Scottish-Australian actress
3rd of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Tim Heidecker, American comedian
3rd of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
3rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Adrian R'Mante, American actor
3rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
3rd of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Joan Capdevila, Spanish footballer
3rd of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Sarah Lewitinn, American writer
3rd of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Kim E-Z, former member of the Korean girl group, Baby V.O.X.
3rd of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
3rd of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer
3rd of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
3rd of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
3rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Richard Bartel, American football player
3rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Silambarasan Rajendar, Indian Tamil actor
3rd of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Sargissian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
3rd of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Sara Carbonero, Spanish TV presenter and journalist
3rd of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian hockey player
3rd of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Kyuhyun, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
3rd of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Nicola Redomi, Italian footballer
3rd of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer
3rd of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Slobodan Rajkovic, Serbian footballer
3rd of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Ryne Sanborn, American actor
3rd of February 1990 BIRTHDAY Sean Kingston, Jamaican/American singer/rapper
3rd of February 0619 DEATH Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury
3rd of February 0699 DEATH Saint Werburgh
3rd of February 1014 DEATH King Sweyn I of Denmark
3rd of February 1116 DEATH King Coloman of Hungary (Born 1070)
3rd of February 1399 DEATH John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (Born 1340)
3rd of February 1428 DEATH Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (Born 1386)
3rd of February 1451 DEATH Murad II, Ottoman Sultan (Born 1404)
3rd of February 1468 DEATH Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher
3rd of February 1549 DEATH Sri Suriyothai, Chief Queen of Ayutthaya
3rd of February 1566 DEATH George Cassander, Flemish theologian (Born 1513)
3rd of February 1619 DEATH Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (Born 1564)
3rd of February 1737 DEATH Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (Born 1648)
3rd of February 1802 DEATH Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de Campomanes, Spanish statesman (Born 1723)
3rd of February 1832 DEATH George Crabbe, English naturalist (Born 1754)
3rd of February 1862 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (Born 1774)
3rd of February 1866 DEATH Francois-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (Born 1809)
3rd of February 1873 DEATH Isaac Baker Brown, English gynaecologist and surgeon (Born 1811)
3rd of February 1874 DEATH King William Charles Lunalilo of Hawai?i (Born 1835)
3rd of February 1889 DEATH Belle Starr, American outlaw (Born 1848)
3rd of February 1922 DEATH John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (Born 1839)
3rd of February 1924 DEATH Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (Born 1856)
3rd of February 1929 DEATH Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (Born 1878)
3rd of February 1935 DEATH Hugo Junkers, German engineer (Born 1859)
3rd of February 1936 DEATH Sophie of Schonburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Born 1885)
3rd of February 1937 DEATH Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (Born 1887)
3rd of February 1945 DEATH Roland Freisler, Nazi leader (Born 1893)
3rd of February 1947 DEATH Marc Mitscher, American Navy Admiral (Born 1887)
3rd of February 1952 DEATH Harold L. Ickes, American administrator and politician (Born 1874)
3rd of February 1955 DEATH Vasili Blokhin, Soviet Union executioner (Born 1895)
3rd of February 1956 DEATH Emile Borel, French mathematician (Born 1871)
3rd of February 1956 DEATH Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (Born 1916)
3rd of February 1959 DEATH The Day the Music Died Buddy Holly, American singer (Born 1936) Roger Peterson, pilot (b. 1937) Ritchie Valens, American singer (b. 1941) J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, American singer (b. 1930)
3rd of February 1960 DEATH Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (Born 1921)
3rd of February 1961 DEATH Viscount Dunrossil, Australian governor-general (Born 1893)
3rd of February 1964 DEATH Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (Born 1880)
3rd of February 1967 DEATH Joe Meek, English record producer (Born 1929)
3rd of February 1969 DEATH Eduardo Mondlane Mozambican independence founder (Born 1920)
3rd of February 1975 DEATH William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (Born 1873)
3rd of February 1975 DEATH Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (Born 1904)
3rd of February 1985 DEATH Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (Born 1912)
3rd of February 1989 DEATH John Cassavetes, American actor (Born 1929)
3rd of February 1989 DEATH Lionel Newman, American movie music orchestra leader, composer and arranger (Born 1916)
3rd of February 1991 DEATH Nancy Kulp, American actress (Born 1921)
3rd of February 1991 DEATH Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (Born 1912)
3rd of February 1998 DEATH Fat Pat, American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (Born 1970)
3rd of February 1998 DEATH Karla Faye Tucker, American murderer (Born 1959)
3rd of February 2003 DEATH Lana Clarkson, American actress and model (Born 1962)
3rd of February 2004 DEATH Jason Raize, American actor (Born 1975)
3rd of February 2009 DEATH Sheng-yen, Buddhist monk and founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. (Born 1930)
3rd of February 2010 DEATH Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (Born 1925)
3rd of February 2011 DEATH Maria Schneider, French actress (Born 1952)