February 3 in Pop Culture History

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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 PipersGreen Tambourine

1973 – # 1 Hit February 3, 1973 – February 23, 1973: Elton JohnCrocodile 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’ DucentIt 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.

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