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February 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 3

February 3rd observes Golden Retriever Day as well as The Day the Music Died.

We are now on the 34th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 331 days left until next year.

Everyone who was born on February 3rd shares the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

February 3 has been a very varied day for facts and past events from world records, war, technology and TV. You’ll find many interesting things that all fall on this awesome day of the year.

Did you know that on this day in 1815, Switzerland opened the world’s first commercial cheese factory? The large-scale production found real success later on in the US.

Keep reading for more facts about February 3rd in history!

What Happened On February 3 In History?

2021

The UK hit a milestone after giving 10 million people a COVID-19 vaccination.

Source Sky News
2011

5 Seconds of Summer member, Luke Hemmings, posted his first YouTube video.

The video was a cover of Mike Posner's song, "Please Don't Go."
1986

Mother Teresa and The Pope met in Calcutta where they both fed the sick.

1966

The first weather satellite (ESSA-1) was launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

1959

Rock and roll musician Buddy Holly died during a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Musicians Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were also on board and lost their lives. This day became known as "The Day the Music Died."
1947

North American record was broke as temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag, Yukon, Canada.

OTD in 1947: North American record was broke as temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag
1945

Walt Disney released “3 Caballeros” in the United States.

1931

New Zealand suffered its most fatal natural disaster in history during the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake.

OTD in 1931: New Zealand suffered its most fatal natural disaster in history during the Hawke's Bay Earthquake.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 256 people while injuring thousands more.
1882

World-famous circus elephant called “Jumbo” was purchased by P.T. Barnum.

1815

Switzerland opened the world’s first commercial cheese factory.

1690

The first paper money was issued in America in the Colony of Massachusetts.

The trend quickly caught on and eventually other colonies issued paper money as well.

Did you know that on this day, February 3rd 1815, Switzerland opened the world's first commercial cheese factory?