🗓️ On This Day - February 3rd
Do not be fooled, February 3rd is no normal day! In fact, throughout history, so much has happened on this specific date, it’s almost too much to believe! Here are some of the most important things to have ever happened on February 3rd - and if you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary today, congratulations!
On this day
America begins its entry into World War I.
On February 3rd 1917, America made its entry into World War I. This was prompted following the dissolution of diplomatic relations between America and Germany due to their unrestricted submarine warfare. The war finally ended in 1918.
Twin Peaks Tunnel finally opened!
The Twin Peaks Tunnel, based over in San Francisco finally began service on February 3rd 1918! It quickly became the longest streetcar tunnel on record, measuring a whopping 11,920 feet long!
It was the day music died.
February 3rd is remembered by many as being the day music died. This is due to the devastating plane crash that occurred back in 1959, claiming the lives of recording artists Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Don McLean refers to the tragic day in his iconic song, “American Pie”.
An embryonic success!
February 3rd 1984 is one of the most important days marked in recent medical history, as it’s the day that an embryo successfully transferred into another woman to produce a healthy pregnancy for the first time.
STS-41-B takes off!
On this very day also back in 1984, big news was happening in space. It was the day that the STS-41-B from the Space Shuttle program was launched using the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Alfredo Stroessner was taken down
Notorious dictator Alfredo Stroessner was finally taken down on February 3rd 1989. Having ruled over Paraguay since 1954, he was finally removed from power thanks to a military coup.
Special Days Falling on February 3rdAs we know from the content above, February 3rd is a very special day for multiple reasons! But did you know that there are a few further special days you should know about? Here are some of the best national holidays that fall on February 3rd!
National Bubble Gum Day
Bubble gum is one of the sweetest, chewiest treats known to man, and now, it even has its own special day! Today is the day to eat as much bubble gum as possible, blow bubbles with your friends, and chew until your mouth is sore!
National Women Physicians Day
Where would we be without women? And where would we be without women physicians? Well, today is the day to celebrate them! Female physicians all over the world are responsible for some incredible medical breakthroughs - and February 3rd really is the right time to show them how much they mean to us.
National Carrot Cake Day
Carrot cake is sweet, dense, and full of creamy, rooty goodness! And today is the day to eat as much as you possibly desire. So, celebrate by making your own carrot cake to share with loved ones, or buy a stack from your local bakers and indulge in it yourself! Today’s the day you can do so without guilt.
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