2017 Daily Holidays that fall on February 3, include:
Bubble Gum Day - February 3, 2017 (First Friday in February)
Four Chaplains Day
Give Kids a Smile Day - February 3, 2017 (First Friday in February)
National Carrot Cake Day
National Carrot Day
National Patient Recognition Day
National Wear Red Day - February 3, 2017 (First Friday in February)
The Day the Music Died
Working Naked Day - February 3, 2017 (First Friday in February)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include February 3, are:
African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
Catholic Schools Week - January 29, 2017 - February 4, 2017 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 29 - February 4, 2017
Cordova Ice Worm Day - February 3-5, 2017 (First Full Weekend in February)
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 30 - February 4, 2017
National Meat Week - January 29 - February 4, 2017 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
Pride in Food Services Week - February 2-6, 2017 (First Full Workweek of February)
Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
US Snow Sculpting Week - February 1-5, 2017
Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include February 3, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 13 - February 4, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX)
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 21 - February 19, 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 26 - February 5, 2017 (St. Paul, MN)
The Astrological Sign for February 3 is an Aquarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:
Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1747 – Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813) In 1812, he was elected the first president of the newly formed City Bank of New York, which later became Citibank.
1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910) She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.
1894 – Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
1940 – Fran Tarkenton, American football player
1943 – Blythe Danner, American actress
1889 – Belle Starr, American outlaw (b. 1848)
1924 – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
1959 - Buddy Holly, American singer (b. 1936)
1959 - Ritchie Valens, American singer (b. 1941) (La Bamba)
1959 - J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, American singer (b. 1930) (Chantilly Lace)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1994 - Actor Jean-Claude van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier
2006 - Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw
Elizabeth Blackwell was born in 1821 on this day. She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the
United States. In reading a bit about her, she is a true inspiration, and brings a new meaning to the word Perseverance! She was rejected by 19+ medical schools, but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY. It was even suggested that she disguise herself as a man to gain entrance, before she was finally accepted! She had a dream, and she kept trying until she was successful in her goal to be a Doctor.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 3, is a Citrus Salad from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. February is National Fiber Focus Month and National Grapefruit Month, so this is a great recipe for anytime during the month of February! It is also an excellent choice to serve in the winter months, when
fresh fruits are limited.
This Day in History
1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America
1809 – The Illinois Territory is created
1815 - World's 1st commercial cheese factory is established, in Switzerland
1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
1882 - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet long.
1919 - League of Nations 1st meeting in Paris
1944 - During World War II, the United States troops capture the Marshall Islands
1973 - President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 is launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
This Day in Music
1959 – A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly,
Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson in an incident
that becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
1960 - Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records.
1964 - The Beatles, Meet the Beatles album goes Gold
1967 -Purple Haze, recorded by Jimi Hendrix
1968 - The Lemon Pipers' Green Tambourine hits #1
1969 - Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager, against the wishes of Paul McCartney
1971 - Lynn Anderson's Rose Garden is certified gold.
1973 - Elton John's Crocodile Rock hits #1
1978 - Harry Chapin meets with US President Jimmy Carter to discuss the world hunger situation.
1978 - The TV-movie Dead Man's Curve, the first to deal with the tragic Jan & Dean story, premieres on ABC.
1979 - The Blues Brothers' album Briefcase Full of Blues hits #1
1979 -YMCA, by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
1989 - Wild Thing, by Tone Loc becomes the first rap single certified Platinum.
2006 - Nick Lachey, What's Left Of Me, is released
The Lemon Pipers' Green Tambourine
This Day in Sports
Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st
official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
1942 - Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
1951 - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
1956 - Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
1975 - Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
1979 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne 1979 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
2002 -Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans. The MVP is Tom Brady, New England, QB
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Sand or similar particulate material suspended in water or other fluid and used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to keep fissures open.
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