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Events

  • 1112Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
  • 1377 – More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the "Cesena Bloodbath".
  • 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1488Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.
  • 1509 – 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.
  • 1534 – Irish rebel Silken Thomas (Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare) is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
  • 1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.
  • 1706 – During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
  • 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
  • 1783 – American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
  • 1787 – Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.
  • 1807 – A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.
  • 1809The Territory of Illinois is created by the 10th United States Congress.
  • 1813José de San Martín defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.
  • 1830 – 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.
  • 1834Wake Forest University is established.
  • 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
  • 1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
  • 1897 – The Greco-Turkish War breaks out.
  • 1900Governor of Kentucky William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • 1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  • 1916 – The Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burns down with the loss of 7 lives.
  • 1917World War I: The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1918 – 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.
  • 1930Communist Party of Vietnam is founded at a "Unification Conference" held in Kowloon, British Hong Kong.
  • 1931 – The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
  • 1933Adolf Hitler announces that the expansion of Lebensraum into Eastern Europe, and its ruthless Germanisation, are the ultimate geopolitical objectives of Third Reich foreign policy.
  • 1943 – The Template:SS is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survive. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
  • 1944World War II: During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army and Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
  • 1945 – World War II: As part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 and 3,000 and dehouses another 120,000.
  • 1945 – World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
  • 1957Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
  • 1958 – Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
  • 1959 – Deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
  • 1960British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of "a wind of change", signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
  • 1961 – The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the SAC's command post.
  • 1966 – The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • 1967Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
  • 1969 – In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
  • 1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption.
  • 1972 – The first day of the seven-day 1972 Iran blizzard, which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the deadliest snowstorm in history.
  • 1984John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
  • 1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 1989 – After a stroke two weeks previously, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
  • 1989 – A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
  • 1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • 1998Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.
  • 2007 – A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
  • 2014 – Two people are shot and killed and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.

Births

  • 1338Joanna of Bourbon (d. 1378)
  • 1392Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English commander (d. 1455)
  • 1677Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect, designed the Karlova Koruna Chateau (d. 1723)
  • 1689Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
  • 1690Richard Rawlinson, English minister and historian (d. 1755)
  • 1721Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
  • 1736Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer and theorist (d. 1809)
  • 1747Samuel Osgood, American soldier and politician, 1st United States Postmaster General (d. 1813)
  • 1757Joseph Forlenze, Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1833)
  • 1763Caroline von Wolzogen, German author (d. 1847)
  • 1777John Cheyne, Scottish physician and author (d. 1836)
  • 1795Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (d. 1830)
  • 1807Joseph E. Johnston, American general and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1808Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (d. 1877)
  • 1809Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1847)
  • 1811Horace Greeley, American journalist and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1817Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1881)
  • 1817 – Émile Prudent, French pianist and composer (d. 1863)
  • 1821Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician and educator (d. 1910)
  • 1824Ranald MacDonald, American explorer and educator (d. 1894)
  • 1826Walter Bagehot, English journalist and businessman (d. 1877)
  • 1830Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
  • 1842Sidney Lanier, American composer and poet (d. 1881)
  • 1843William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian businessman (d. 1915)
  • 1857Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor, designed the Vulcan statue (d. 1935)
  • 1859Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (d. 1935)
  • 1862James Clark McReynolds, American lawyer and judge (d. 1946)
  • 1872Lou Criger, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1874Gertrude Stein, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1946)
  • 1878Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1943)
  • 1887Georg Trakl, Austrian pharmacist and poet (d. 1914)
  • 1889Artur Adson, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1977)
  • 1889 – Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director and screenwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1892Juan Negrín, Spanish physician and politician, 67th Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1956)
  • 1893Gaston Julia, Algerian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1978)
  • 1894Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1898Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect, designed the Finlandia Hall and Aalto Theatre (d. 1976)
  • 1899Café Filho, Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th President of Brazil (d. 1970)
  • 1900Mabel Mercer, English-American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1901Arvid Wallman, Swedish diver (d. 1982)
  • 1903Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1904Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
  • 1905Paul Ariste, Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1905 – Arne Beurling, Swedish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)
  • 1906George Adamson, Indian-English author and activist (d. 1989)
  • 1907James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (d. 1997)
  • 1909André Cayatte, French lawyer and director (d. 1989)
  • 1909 – Simone Weil, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)
  • 1911Jehan Alain, French organist and composer (d. 1940)
  • 1911 – Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1912Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and politician (d. 1990)
  • 1914Mary Carlisle, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1915Johannes Kotkas, Estonian wrestler and hammer thrower (d. 1998)
  • 1917Shlomo Goren, Polish-Israeli rabbi and general (d. 1994)
  • 1918Joey Bishop, American actor and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Helen Stephens, American runner, baseball player, and manager (d. 1994)
  • 1920Russell Arms, American actor and singer (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Tony Gaze, Australian race car driver and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Henry Heimlich, American physician and author
  • 1924E. P. Thompson, English historian and author (d. 1993)
  • 1924 – Martial Asselin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2013)
  • 1925Shelley Berman, American actor and comedian
  • 1925 – John Fiedler, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1926Hans-Jochen Vogel, German soldier and politician, 8th Mayor of Berlin
  • 1927Kenneth Anger, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1927 – Blas Ople, Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2003)
  • 1932Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1932 – Stuart Hall, Jamaican-English sociologist and theorist (d. 2014)
  • 1933Paul Sarbanes, American lawyer and politician
  • 1934Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1936Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (d. 1984)
  • 1936 – Bob Simpson, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1937Billy Meier, Swiss author and photographer
  • 1938Victor Buono, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1938 – Emile Griffith, American boxer and trainer (d. 2013)
  • 1939Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1940Fran Tarkenton, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1941Dory Funk, Jr., American wrestler and trainer
  • 1941 – Howard Phillips, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1943Blythe Danner, American actress
  • 1943 – Dennis Edwards, American singer
  • 1943 – Shawn Phillips, American-South African singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945Johnny Cymbal, Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1993)
  • 1945 – Bob Griese, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1947Paul Auster, American author and poet
  • 1947 – Dave Davies, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Stephen McHattie, Canadian actor and director
  • 1947 – Melanie Safka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (d. 2015)
  • 1949Arthur Kane, American bass player (d. 2004)
  • 1949 – Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist and manager
  • 1950Morgan Fairchild, American actress
  • 1950 – Pamela Franklin, English actress
  • 1951Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian footballer and manager
  • 1951 – Michael Ruppert, American journalist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1952Fred Lynn, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1953Rebecca Wells, American novelist, actress, and theatre director
  • 1954Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956John Jefferson, American football player and coach
  • 1956 – Nathan Lane, American actor and comedian
  • 1956 – Lee Ranaldo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1957Eric Lander, American mathematician, geneticist, and academic
  • 1957 – Steven Stapleton, English singer-songwriter
  • 1958Joe F. Edwards, Jr., American commander, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1958 – Greg Mankiw, American economist and academic
  • 1959Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese DJ, producer, and songwriter
  • 1959 – Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish-Italian director and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Lol Tolhurst, English drummer
  • 1959 – Óscar Iván Zuluaga, Colombian economist and politician, 67th Colombian Minister of Finance
  • 1960Tim Chandler, American bass player
  • 1960 – Marty Jannetty, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1960 – Joachim Löw, German footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1961Linda Eder, American singer and actress
  • 1962Michele Greene, American actress and singer
  • 1963Raghuram Rajan, Indian economist and academic
  • 1964Indrek Tarand, Estonian historian, journalist, and politician
  • 1965Kathleen Kinmont, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Maura Tierney, American actress and producer
  • 1966Frank Coraci, American director and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Lee Eung-kyung, South Korean actress
  • 1967Mixu Paatelainen, Finnish footballer and coach
  • 1968Vlade Divac, Serbian-American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1969Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (d. 2015)
  • 1969 – Retief Goosen, South African golfer
  • 1970Óscar Córdoba, Colombian footballer
  • 1970 – Warwick Davis, English actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • 1972Jesper Kyd, Danish pianist and composer
  • 1972 – Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
  • 1973Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist and producer
  • 1974Kim Je-dong, South Korean comedian and host
  • 1975Brad Thorn, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1976Isla Fisher, Australian actress
  • 1977Marek Židlický, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1978Joan Capdevila, Spanish footballer
  • 1982Becky Bayless, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Marie-Ève Drolet, Canadian speed skater
  • 1982 – Jessica Harp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1984Sara Carbonero, Spanish journalist
  • 1984 – Kim Joon, South Korean rapper and actor
  • 1985Angela Fong, Canadian wrestler and actress
  • 1985 – Andrei Kostitsyn, Belarusian ice hockey player
  • 1986Lucas Duda, American baseball player
  • 1986 – David Edwards, Welsh footballer
  • 1986 – Mathieu Giroux, Canadian speed skater
  • 1986 – Kanako Yanagihara, Japanese actress
  • 1988 – Cho Kyuhyun, South Korean singer
  • 1988 – Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer
  • 1989Slobodan Rajković, Serbian footballer
  • 1989 – Ryne Sanborn, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1990Meng Jia, Chinese singer and actress
  • 1990 – Sean Kingston, American-Jamaican singer-songwriter
  • 1991Nikola Hofmanova, Austrian tennis player
  • 1991 – Adrian Quaife-Hobbs, Welsh race car driver
  • 1992Milo, American rapper and producer
  • 1992 – Luke Keary, Australian rugby player
  • 1996Rhap Salazar, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1997Paige Mary Hourigan, New Zealand tennis player

Deaths

  • 699Werburgh, English nun and saint (b. 650)
  • 865Ansgar, Frankish archbishop (b. 801)
  • 995William IV, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
  • 1014Sweyn Forkbeard, king of Denmark, England, and parts of Norway (b. 960)
  • 1116Coloman, King of Hungary (b. 1070)
  • 1399John of Gaunt, Belgian-English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1340)
  • 1428Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
  • 1451Murad II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1404)
  • 1468Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher, invented the Printing press (b. 1398)
  • 1566George Cassander, Flemish theologian and author (b. 1513)
  • 1618Philip II, Duke of Pomerania (b. 1573)
  • 1619Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1564)
  • 1737Tommaso Ceva, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1648)
  • 1802Pedro Rodríguez, Count of Campomanes, Spanish economist and politician (b. 1723)
  • 1813Juan Bautista Cabral, Argentinian sergeant (b. 1789)
  • 1820Gia Long, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1762)
  • 1832George Crabbe, English surgeon and poet (b. 1754)
  • 1862Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1774)
  • 1866François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet, author, and historian (b. 1809)
  • 1873Isaac Baker Brown, English gynecologist and surgeon (b. 1811)
  • 1874Lunalilo of Hawaii (b. 1835)
  • 1883Richard Wagner, German director and composer (b. 1813)
  • 1889Belle Starr, American criminal (b. 1848)
  • 1922John Butler Yeats, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1839)
  • 1924Woodrow Wilson, American historian, academic, and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  • 1929Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1878)
  • 1935Hugo Junkers, German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (b. 1859)
  • 1944Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1865)
  • 1945Roland Freisler, German lawyer and judge (b. 1893)
  • 1947Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (b. 1887)
  • 1952Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1874)
  • 1955Vasily Blokhin, Russian general (b. 1895)
  • 1956Émile Borel, French mathematician and academic (b. 1871)
  • 1956 – Johnny Claes, English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (b. 1916)
  • 1959The Day the Music Died
    • The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
    • Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
    • Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 1960Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1961William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, Scottish-Australian captain and politician, 14th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1893)
  • 1961 – Anna May Wong, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1967Joe Meek, English songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 1969C. N. Annadurai Indian journalist and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Madras State (b. 1909)
  • 1969 – Eduardo Mondlane Mozambican activist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 1975William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (b. 1873)
  • 1975 – Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1904)
  • 1985Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist and academic (b. 1912)
  • 1989John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 1989 – Lionel Newman, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1991Nancy Kulp, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1993Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • 1996Audrey Meadows, American actress and banker (b. 1922)
  • 1998Fat Pat, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 1999Gwen Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1950)
  • 2005Zurab Zhvania, Georgian biologist and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)
  • 2005 – Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (b. 1904)
  • 2006Al Lewis, American actor and activist (b. 1923)
  • 2009Sheng-yen, Chinese monk and scholar, founded the Dharma Drum Mountain (b. 1930)
  • 2010Dick McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Frances Reid, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 2011Maria Schneider, French actress (b. 1952)
  • 2012Toh Chin Chye, Singaporean academic and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Ben Gazzara, American actor and director (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Terence Hildner, American general (b. 1962)
  • 2012 – Raj Kanwar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – Zalman King, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Andrzej Szczeklik, Polish physician and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2013Cardiss Collins, American politician (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Oscar Feltsman, Ukrainian-Russian composer and producer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – James Muri, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (b. 1954)
  • 2014Louise Brough, American tennis player (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Richard Bull, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Gloria Leonard, American porn actress and publisher (b. 1940)
  • 2015Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Mary Healy, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Charlie Sifford, American golfer (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Nasim Hasan Shah, Pakistani lawyer and judge, 12th Chief Justice of Pakistan (b. 1929)
  • 2016Joe Alaskey, American voice actor and singer (b. 1952)
  • 2016 – Mark Farren, Irish footballer (b. 1982)
  • 2016 – Balram Jakhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of Madhya Pradesh (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist and conductor (b. 1928)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Aaron the Illustrious (Syriac Orthodox Church)
    • Ansgar
    • Berlinda of Meerbeke
    • Blaise
    • Celsa and Nona
    • Claudine Thévenet
    • Dom Justo Takayama (Philippines and Japan)
    • Hadelin
    • Margaret of England
    • Werburgh
    • February 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Communist Party of Vietnam Foundation Anniversary (Vietnam)
  • Day of the Virgin of Suyapa (Honduras)
  • Earliest day on which Shrove Tuesday can fall, while March 9 is the latest; celebrated on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Christianity)
  • Four Chaplains Day (United States, also considered a Feast Day by the Episcopal Church)
  • Heroes' Day (Mozambique)
  • Martyrs' Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
  • Setsubun (Japan)
  • Veterans' Day (Thailand)

External links

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