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Today in History
Friday, 03 February 2023
2007
A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
1998
Cavalese 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.
Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
1996
The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
1989
After a stroke, P.W. Botha resigns party leadership and the presidency of South Africa.
A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
1988
Iran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.
1984
John 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.
Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
1971
New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
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