February 3 in History
1690February 3, 1690:
Massachusetts becomes the first American colony to issue paper money.
1894February 3, 1894:
The Dirigo, the first American steel ship, sets off on its first journey from Bath, Maine.
1913February 3, 1913: The US Congress gains the power to tax incomes through the ratification of the Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment.
1953February 3, 1953:
“The Silent World”, a memoir by French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau is published.
1959February 3, 1959:
A plane crash claims the young life of 22-year-old American rock and roll singer, Buddy Holly and two others: The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.
1960February 3, 1960:
“La dolce vita”, an Italian comedy-drama film, makes its worldwide cinema debut.
1995February 3, 1995:
Eileen Collins pilots the Discovery, becoming the first woman in the world to pilot a space shuttle.
2002February 3, 2002:
The New England Patriots become Super Bowl champions for the first time by beating the St Louis Rams.
2005February 3, 2005:
Alberto R. Gonzales becomes the first Hispanic to occupy the office of the United States Attorney General.
2019February 3, 2019:
US immigration officials arrest rapper, 21 Savage on allegations of being an illegal immigrant from the United Kingdom who overstayed his visa.