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Today In History - February 3
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly

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Today in History in 1959 rocker Big Bopper, rock vocalist Richie Valens and singer songwriter Buddy Holly died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1451 - Sultan Mehmed II (the Conqueror) inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1690 - 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
  • 1870 - US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
  • 1919 - League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)
  • 1966 - 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1821 - Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician
  • 1904 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 1918 - Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], Bronx, talk show host (Joey Bishop Show)
  • 1920 - George A. Miller, Charleston, West Virginia, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), (d. 2012)
  • 1940 - Fran Tarkenton, Richmond Va, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1943 - Blythe Danner, Phila PA, actress (Butterflies are Free)
  • 1956 - Nathan Lane, Jersey NJ, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie)

Famous Weddings

  • 1112 - Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1547 - Russian Tsar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
  • 1910 - Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home
  • 1994 - Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok
  • 2006 - "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

  • 1999 - Actress Angelina Jolie (20) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1924 - Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67
  • 1959 - Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28
  • Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly (1959) 1959 - Buddy Holly, rock and roll musician (That'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash at 22
  • 1959 - Richie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), killed in plane crash at 17
  • 1989 - John Cassavetes, actor/director (Husbands, Dirty Dozen), dies at 59
  • 1991 - Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • 1991 - Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • 2012 - Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.


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