February 3 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Our Lady of Suyapa Honduras Observance
Commemoration of the Batepá Massacre Sao Tome and Principe Public Holiday
Mozambican Heroes Day Mozambique Public Holiday
National Day the Music Died Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment)
National Carrot Cake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Missing Persons Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Women Physicians Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National Wear Red Day United States Observance (Health & Body)
Bubble Gum Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
Work Naked Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)

Historical Events on February 3

  • 1690: The first paper that’s made and used in the Americas is issued by the Massachusetts Colony on this date.
  • 1781: Sint Eustatius – a Caribbean island owned by the Dutch – is seized by British forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1787: General Benjamin Lincoln leads militia forces in an effort to put down the last remaining pockets of Shays’ Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.
  • 1807: Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty seizes the city of Montevideo away from the Spanish using British forces.
  • 1809: The 10thS Congress passes legislation that creates the Territory of Illinois.
  • 1870: American males of any race are guaranteed the right to vote in the United States when the 15th Amendment to the U.S Constitution is officially ratified.
  • 1913: The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified on this day. This amendment gives the United States Federal Government the power to impose and collect income taxes.
  • 1943: A German U-boat sinks the SS Dorchester. Of the over 900 men who are aboard this vessel, only about 230 of them survive the sinking of the ship.
  • 1944: United States Army and Marine forces take the Kwajalein Atoll away from the defending Imperial Japanese garrison that’s holding it during World War II.
  • 1944: Over a thousand B-17 bombers from the 8th Air Force drop bombs on the city of Berlin in Germany. This raid ends up killing approximately 3,000 people and leaving another 120,000 homeless.
  • 1959: A plane crashes near Clear Lake, Iowa killing Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper ( J.P. Richardson) and Ritchie Valens.

Famous Birthdays on February 3

  • American physician Elizabeth Blackwell is born in 1821.
  • Italian sculptor Giuseppe Moretti is born in 1857.
  • German engineer Hugo Junkers is born in 1859.
  • Australian actress Isla Fisher is born in 1976.
  • American wrestler Becky Bayless is born in 1982.
  • American baseball player Lucas Duda is born in 1986.

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday


Easter Monday

Tax Day