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Today in history for 2-3-2021


An airborne B-17 Flying Fortress of the U.S. Army Eighth Air Force passes over Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 3, 1945. This plane was one of a force of 1,000 planes which unloaded 2,500 tons of bombs on the German capital during the Allied air raid in World War II. (AP Photo)

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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2021. There are 331 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 3, 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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