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KIU Trivia: February 3 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today

National Carrot Cake Day, a cake made of carrots mixed with batter, is eaten and celebrated today. It is healthier than many other cakes, and besides featuring carrots, it often includes raisins and walnuts. Many believe it is based off and came from the carrot pudding of the Middle Ages. At that time sugar and sweeteners were rare and expensive, so carrots were used as a substitute. Written carrot pudding recipes date back to the sixteenth century. 

National Signing Day - National Signing Day has traditionally been the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). National Signing Day has always been observed on the first Wednesday of February.

What Happened Today

1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1783 – Spain-United States relations are first established.

1870 - The US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour.

1966 - 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9). The unmanned Soviet spacecraft was the first to achieve a soft landing there.

1959 - “The Day Music Died” plane kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J.P Richardson and plot near Clear Lake, lowa


1990 – Sean Kingstone, American-Jamaican singer-songwriter

1977 – Daddy Yankee, American-Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer

Sources: Wikipedia & checkiday