Today in History, English
Today in History, English

13471February 2Holiday and observanceGroundhog Day (United States and Canada)
13472February 2Holiday and observanceInventor's Day (Thailand)
13473February 2Holiday and observanceWorld Wetlands Day (International)
13474February 3Event1112 – Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
13475February 3Event1377 – More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the "Cesena Bloodbath".
13476February 3Event1451 – Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
13477February 3Event1488 – Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
13478February 3Event1509 – The Portuguese navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Sultan of Gujarat, the Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Zamorin of Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa at the Battle of Diu in Diu, India.
13479February 3Event1534 – Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
13480February 3Event1637 – Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
13481February 3Event1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.
13482February 3Event1706 – During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
13483February 3Event1781 – American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
13484February 3Event1783 – American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
13485February 3Event1787 – Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.
13486February 3Event1807 – A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.
13487February 3Event1809 – The Territory of Illinois is created by the 10th United States Congress.
13488February 3Event1813 – José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
13489February 3Event1825 – Vendsyssel-Thy, once part of the Jutland peninsula that formed westernmost Denmark, becomes an island after a flood drowns its 1 km wide isthmus.
13490February 3Event1830 – The London Protocol of 1830 establishes the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the Ottoman Empire as the final result of the Greek War of Independence.
13491February 3Event1834 – Wake Forest University is established.
13492February 3Event1852 – Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
13493February 3Event1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
13494February 3Event1897 – The Greco-Turkish War breaks out.
13495February 3Event1900 – Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
13496February 3Event1908 – The Panathinaikos athletic club is created
13497February 3Event1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
13498February 3Event1916 – Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
13499February 3Event1917 – World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
13500February 3Event1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.

* Görseller ve İçerik tekif hakkına sahip olabilir