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On This Day In History for February 3, 2021

This is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 331 days remaining in 2021.

  • It was on this date in 1690, that The colony of Massachusetts issued the first paper money in the Americas.
  • That same date in 1918, The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California  began service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
  • It was also this date in 1959 that Rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson was killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
  • On February 3, 1966, The Soviet Union’s Luna 9 became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon..
  • Also today in 1984, Space Shuttle mission STS-41 -B was launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • Also on February 3, 1994, Space Shuttle mission STS-60 was launched, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard the Shuttle..
  • Also today in 1995, Astronaut Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English scientist, Gideon Mantell, born on this date in 1790.
  • Felix Mendelssohn, the German pianist, composer, and conductor was born 212 years ago today.
  • Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 was born on that same date in 1859.
  • American painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell, born on this date in 1894.
  • Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster was born on that same date in 1904.
  • Also born on that same date in 1950,  American actress, Morgan Fairchild.
  • American mathematician, geneticist, and academic, Eric Lander is 64 today.
  • Also turning 51 today is English actor, producer, and screenwriter Warwick Davis.
  • Also born on that same date in 1984,  American fraudster, founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes.

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  • 4 – Stewe Lundin
  • 7 – Chad W. Smith from Chattanooga, TN
  • 7 – Bryon the Big BS in PA, Williamsport PA
  • 8 – Jan Scott from Yorkshire, UK
  • 9 – Podcast Mike Willsfrom Minnesota

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 3, 2021

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