Friday 03 February 2023


Sunrise 07:48
Sunset in 17:40

Sunrise 07:47
Sunset in 17:42

Difference :
3 minutes more

Full moon :
05/02 19:29

New moon :
20/02 08:06

17 jours depuis la dernière lune

It happened one 03 February

1958 : Creation of Benelux

On February 3, 1958, the Benelux is created. It is an economic agreement between Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

1959 : The Day the Music Died

February 3, 1959 is immortalized as The Day the Music Died. That day, the Rock 'n' Roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP Richardson (The Big Bopper) were killed in the crash of their aircraft near Mason City, Iowa.

1966 : Luna 9 landed on the moon

On February 3, 1966, the soviet spacecraft Luna 9 landed on the moon and began transmitting pictures to Earth.

1998 : An American jet cuts the cable of a cable car in Italy

On January 3, 1998, a U.S. Navy jet severed the cable of a gondola in the resort of Cavalese in the Dolomites in Italy. The cable car crashed to the ground and 20 people were killed. The jet was flying at 360 feet instead of 2000 as required by regulation.

Latest news : 03 February

In Japan, on February 3, Setsubun, the day before the new season, is celebrated. The spring Setsubun, formerly regarded as the New Year's Eve is the day we through demons out of our house, symbolically with soybeans.

Quote of the day : 03 February

Arthur Rimbaud
But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter. The acrid love me torpors intoxicating. O let my keel split! O let me sink to the sea!

Birthdays : 03 February

John Cheyne, British surgeon (1777)
Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (1809)
Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (1821)
Giuseppe Moretti, Italian sculptor (1857)
Gertrude Stein, American writer (1874)
Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (1887)
Gaston Julia, French mathematician (1893)
João Café Filho, Brazilian president (1899)
Lao She, Chinese writer (1899)
André Cayatte, Director (1909)
Frankie Vaughan, English singer (1928)
Jim Marshall, American photographer (1936)
Michael Cimino, American director (1939)
Paul Auster, American novelist (1947)
Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate (1948)
Morgan Fairchild, American actress (1950)
Nathan Lane, American actor (1956)
Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure) (1959)
Maura Tierney, American actress (1965)
Vlade Divac, Serbian basketball player (1968)
Warwick Davis, English actor (1970)
Vincent Elbaz, French actor (1971)
Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress (1974)
Isla Fisher, Australian actress (1976)
Maurice Ross, Scottish football player (1981)
Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer (1988)
Nicola Redomi, Italian footballer (1988)

They left us one 03 February

Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher (1468)
Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (1737)
Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (1862)
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (1924)
Emile Borel, French mathematician (1956)
Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr (The Big Bopper), American singer (1959)
Ritchie Valens, American singer (1959)
Buddy Holly, American singer (1959)
William D. Coolidge, American physicist (1975)
Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (1975)
Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (1985)
John Cassavetes, American actor (1989)

Tip of the Day : 03 February

How to tell if your jewelry is gold?

To detect if your jewelry is gold, verify the mark first.
If it is real gold, you should find the karat amount stamped into the jewelry.
The marks are:
10 karat 417 marking : 41.7 percent gold purity
14 karat 585 marking : 58.5 percent gold purity
18 karat 750 marking : 75 percent gold purity
22 karat 917 marking : 91.7 percent gold purity
24 karat 999 marking : 99.9 percent gold purity
Otherwise you may buy a Nitric acid test kit on internet. It will cover karats ranging from 10 karat to 22 karat. Or ask to a jeweler, it is easier and safer.

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