Today In History: February 3rd

by: Randi M.

To drop a little knowledge for you, here are some interesting things that happened on THIS date (Feb 3rd) in history.

  • 1740 – Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily.
  • 1870 – 15th Amendment passed.
    • This amendment passed after the Civil War. It gave African Americans the right to vote.
  • 1945 – Walt Disney’s “The Three Caballeros” was released.
    • An animated film released by Walt Disney, that featured adventures across parts of Latin America.
  • 1948 – Dick Button becomes the 1st World Figure Skating Champion from the U.S.
  • 1964 – Black and Puerto Rican Students boycott NYC public skills.
    • Over 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students were absent on this day in protest of racism and segregation in the schools.

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