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February 3rd Trivia

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February 3rd In Pop Culture History

February 3 in Pop Culture History
1690 - The first paper money in America was issued today, in the Colony of Massachusetts.

1834 -Wake Forest University was established in North Carolina.

1870 - The 15th Amendment was ratified in the US, granting every citizen, regardless of race, the right to vote

1891 - The official electrical lighting of London streets commenced.

1889 - Outlaw Belle Starr was murdered in Oklahoma, shot twice in the back.

1913 - The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

1923 (Volcano Eruption) Kamchatka.

1943 - The SS Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survive; the event is described in the the Four Chaplains Story.

1947 - The coldest weather ever recorded in the North America was at Snag, Yukon: -63 °C or -81 °F.

1953 - Jacques Cousteau's book The Silent World was published.

1959 - The Day The Music Died: Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Pilot Roger Peterson crashed in a cornfield near Clear Lake, Iowa.

1968 - # 1 Hit February 3, 1968 - February 9, 1968: The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine

1973 - # 1 Hit February 3, 1973 - February 23, 1973: Elton John - Crocodile Rock

1984 - The Challenger (STS-10) launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

2001 - # 1 Hit February 3, 2001 - February 16, 2001: Shaggy featuring Ricardo 'Rikrok' Ducent - It Wasn't Me

2008 - The Naked Brothers Band premiered on Nickelodeon.

2009 - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was made a knight of the Légion d'Honneur, which is France's highest civilian award.

February 3rd
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Ryne Sanborn (1989)
Isla Fisher (1976)
Joey Bishop (1918)
Victor Buono (193 - 19828)
Warwick Davis (1970)
Pretty Boy Floyd (1904)
Maura Tierney (1965)
Nathan Lane (1956)
Blythe Danner (1943)
Morgan Fairchild (1950)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Elisa Donovan (1971)
Richard Dorson Invented the words:
"Fakelore" - "a synthetic product claiming to be authentic oral tradition but actually tailored for mass edification" (in 1950) and
"Urban Legend," originally called "city tales" in the 1940s. (in 1968)

 



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