On This Day in History, February 03

Do you have any plans tonight? Take a chance to hang out with your pup on this National Doggy Date night. Also, get to learn interesting stuff about February 3, events that made historic records.

Read on!

  • 1882 – Circus owner P. T. Barnum bought his world-famous elephant Jumbo.
  • 1919 – The first meeting of the League of Nations was held on this day.
  • 1930 – William Howard Taft resigned as US chief justice for health reasons.
  • 1937 – President Roosevelt had presented a request to Congress for almost three billion dollars ($2,750,000,000) money for flood control improvements.
  • 1947 – The coldest recorded temperature in North America.
  • 1960 – British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan made his famous “wind of change” speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians.
  • 1973 – A peace treaty was signed a few days before, and then U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam as a part of the fulfillment of that agreement.
  • 1978 – Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and US President Jimmy Carter discussed the Middle East peace process in Washington, D.C.
  • 1986 -The Pope and Mother Teresa met in Calcutta.
  • 1988 -The U.S. House of Representatives rejected Ronald Reagan’s request for more than $36 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.
  • 1994 -A woman astronaut took control of the Space Shuttle Discovery during this year.
  • 1998 -In Italy, a U.S. Military plane hit a cable, causing the death of 20 skiers on a lift.
  • 1998 -Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales, go on sale in Britain.
  • 2005 -Alberto Gonzalez was appointed as the U.S. Attorney General.
  • 2007 -A suicide bomber committed suicide in the Baghdad market, killing more than 130 people.
  • 2009 -Eric Holder was sworn in as attorney general, becoming the first African-American to hold the post.
  • 2009 -Tom Daschle was withdrawn from his nomination as the Health and Human Services Secretary after the controversy of his unpaid taxes.
  • 2010 -Avatar Became the Highest Grossing Film in the U.S.
  • 2010 -The Alberto Giacometti sculpture L’Homme qui marche sold for $103.7 million.
  • 2012 -Motorola Patent Forced Apple to Pull Devices in Germany.

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