Golden Retriever Day

  • The Day The Music Died – Music stars Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens lost their lives in a plane crash on February 3rd, 1959.
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day – Today’s the day that young girls and women can realize their full power through sports.
  • Carrot Cake Day – Who doesn’t love this sweet treat! So many ways to make it. With or without nuts, pineapple or with raisins. And don’t forget the delicious cream cheese frosting!
  • Golden Retriever Day – The favorite family dog! The Golden Retriever is also a popular choice as a disability assistance dog, including the important task of working as guide dogs for the blind. image from www.dogdigest.com
  • Women’s Physician Day – This day celebrates Elizabeth Blackwell’s birthday; she was the first female medical doctor in the U.S. It’s a time to honor women docs across the country, and the progress they’ve made.

Birthdays! February, 3rd

  • James White, 29 – New England Patriots’ running back 
  • Sean Kinston, 31 – Jamaican-American singer, rapper “Beautiful Girls”
  • Amal Clooney, 43 – Lawyer and wife of George Clooney
  • Daddy Yankee, 44 – Reggaeton Singer
  • Isla Fisher, 45 – Wedding Crashers actress 
  • Warwick Davis,51 _ Willow actor 
  • Nathan Lane,65 – Stage and movie actor

Today In History:

  • 1815: The world’s first commercial cheese factory is established in Switzerland.
  • 1863: Samuel Clemens uses the pen name “Mark Twain” for the first time.
  • 1876: Albert Spaulding invests $800 to start a sporting goods company.
  • 1947: Percival Prattis becomes the first black reporter in the US Congressional press gallery.
  • 1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed in a plane crash. Don McLean would call it “The Day the Music Died” in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”
  • 1973: Elton John’s reptilian rocker “Crocodile Rock” hits #1 in America for the first of three weeks, giving him his first chart-topper in that country.
  • 1989: “Wild Thing” by Tone Loc becomes the first rap single certified Platinum, with sales of over a million.
  • 1993: The federal trial of four officers charges in the beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles.
  • 1998: Nice and Slow was released the 1st single from Usher’s second album and his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 2001: Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me,” inspired by an Eddie Murphy comedy routine about “what to do when you get caught cheating” goes to #1 in America.
  • 2003: Shanghai Knights released starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson
  • 2013: Beyoncé invigorates the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show with a performance that reunites Destiny’s Child.
  • 2020: The Diamond Princess cruise ship with 3700 aboard is quarantined at a port in Japan after COVID-19 cases are found on board.