3rd February

The events happened on 3rd February are :

1870 : Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified : On this day in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race and intending to ensure, with the Fourteenth Amendment, the civil rights of former slaves.

1959 : American rock 'n' roll singer Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash at age 22.

1924 : Former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson died in Washington, D.C.

1917 : Not yet involved in World War I, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany after the Germans announced their intention to practice unrestricted submarine warfare.

1913 : The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, granting Congress the authority to levy income taxes, was ratified.

1894 : The first American steel ship, the Dirigo, was launched from Bath, Maine.

1865 : In a personal meeting with Confederate representatives, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln offered liberal pardons in exchange for the South quitting the Civil War, with reunion as a precondition of peace—an offer that was rejected.

1690 : Massachusetts issued the first paper money in the American colonies.

1468 : German craftsman, inventor, and printer Johannes Gutenberg died in Mainz.

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