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This Day in History: February 3

February 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1690 - The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
  2. 1809 - The Illinois Territory is created.
  3. 1870 - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
  4. 1913 - The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  5. 1995 - Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Joseph Forlenze (Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon), Giuseppe Moretti (Italian sculptor, designed the Vulcan statue), Norman Rockwell (American painter and illustrator), Simone Weil (French mystic and philosopher), Henry Heimlich (American physician)

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