2/3/2019 12:17:00 AM Today In History - February 3
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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)
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)
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
1999 - Actress Angelina Jolie (20) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage
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
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