February 03 History

February is the second month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. It is the year’s shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. February 03 has its own special significance in India and world history.

February is named after the Latin word februum, or maybe even the more ancient februa, which was a spring festival of washing and purification.

The page contains not only the Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on February 03. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 03 February:

  • 1703: An earthquake killed 3,000 people and damaged several buildings in the city of Italy.
  • 1740: Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily.
  • 1743: Philadelphia immigrants set up a “Pesthouse” to quarantine.
  • 1752: Dutch States-General prohibits export of windmills.
  • 1781: St Ostatia, island of Dutch West Indies, captured by British.
  • 1809: German composer Felix Mendelson Bartoldi was born in the city of Hamburg.
  • 1815: The first cheese production factory in the world opened in Switzerland.
  • 1830: Greece’s sovereignty was confirmed in the London Protocol.
  • 1834: Wake Forest University was established.
  • 1860: Thomas Claasen takes over as the first US Superintendent of Agriculture.
  • 1916: High Court was established in Patna, Bihar.
  • 1925: First electric train service started between Bombay (now Mumbai) to Kurla.
  • 1934: The process of sending Paracel by airplanes for the first time began.
  • 1954: Around 800 people died in a stampede during the Kumbh Mela in Prayag.
  • 1954: Elizabeth II becomes the first ruling king to visit Australia.
  • 1962: Announces United States embargo against Cuba.
  • 1963: Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of Reserve Bank of India was born.
  • 1970: The foundation stone of the country’s first and world’s largest coal-based fertilizer plant was laid at Talcher in Odisha.
  • 1972: A dangerous blizzard started in Iran, killing 4 thousand.
  • 1978: Mahakavi Shankar Kurup died.
  • 1986: Pixar Animation Studio opened in California.
  • 1988: Indian Navy’s first nuclear powered submarine ‘INS Chakra’ was inducted into the military fleet.
  • 1994: William J.Perry is sworn in as the Secretary of Defense of the United States.
  • 1995: End rescuer Eileen Collins became the first woman to operate a space shuttle.
  • 2000: Renowned tabla player Alla Rakha Khan died.
  • 2007: A bomb blast in a market in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, killed 135 people.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1816: Ram Singh Kuka, the twelfth guru in the Namdhari Sikh lineage. He is credited as being the first Indian to use non-cooperation and boycott of British goods and services as a political tool.
  • 1821: Elizabeth Blackwell, a British physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.
  • 1894: Norman Rockwell, an American painter, and illustrator.
  • 1905: Bahadur Yar Jung, a foremost Muslim leader in the princely state of Hyderabad in British India.
  • 1927: Indra Bahadur Rai, an Indian Nepali language writer, and literary critic.
  • 1963: Raghuram Rajan, an Indian economist.
  • 1996: Dutee Chand, an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 meters event.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1832: Umaji Naik, an Indian revolutionary. He was one of the earliest freedom fighters of India.
  • 1924: Woodrow Wilson, an American politician and the 28th president of the United States.
  • 1969: C. N. Annadurai, an Indian politician who served as 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • 2000: Ustad Allarakha Qureshi, popularly known as Alla Rakha, an Indian Tabla player.
  • 2016: Balram Jakhar, an Indian politician.
  • 2012: Raj Kanwar, a Bollywood film director, writer, and film producer.

The Most Important Historical events of February Month

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Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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