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This Day in History – February 3rd

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1468 – Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.   1870 – The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.   1913 – The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.   1917 – The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.   1959 – Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.   1995 – Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off.   1998 – Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.]]]]> ]]>

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