Historical Events for 3rd February 2024

1857 – Early ice hockey game played between teams from Swavesey and Over on Mare Fen, England
1863 – Samuel Clemens first uses the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the “Territorial Enterprise”
1870 – US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races and colors
1907 – Josek Suk’s “Asreal Symphony”, dedicated to his late wife and father-in-law Antonin Dvořák, premieres at the Prague National Theatre, conducted by Karel Kovařovic
1930 – William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons
1971 – KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
1987 – Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Twins for Neal Heaton
1998 – Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales, go on sale in Britain
2019 – Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa
2020 – First Democratic caucus in Iowa won narrowly by Pete Buttigieg (most delegates) and Bernie Sanders (most votes) after lengthy delays and irregularities in reporting the results

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