Today in History: Explosion Occurred in 2 Different Factories in Ankara Ostim

Explosion in Ankara Osti
Explosion in Ankara Osti

February 3 is the 34nd day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left until the end of the year is 331.

Railways

  • 3 1941 February 12 is a train crash near Germencik

Events

  • 1451 – Ottoman Sultan II. Mehmed (Fatih Sultan Mehmet) ascended the throne for the second time.
  • 1509 – Battle of Diu between the Portuguese Empire Navy and the combined navy of the Mamluk Sultanate, Gujarat Sultanate, and Calculta Kingdom backed by the Ottomans, Venice, and Ragusa.
  • 1690 - The first paper money in the United States is introduced in Massachusetts.
  • 1783 - American War of Independence: Spain formally recognizes the United States.
  • 1815 – The first cheese factory was established in Switzerland.
  • 1880 – Special Administration workers went on strike.
  • 1916 – The parliament building in Ottawa, Canada, burned down.
  • 1917 – World War I: The United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.
  • 1928 – Sermon was started to be read in Turkish in Istanbul.
  • 1930 – The Turkish-French Friendship Treaty was signed.
  • 1930 - The Communist Party of Vietnam is founded.
  • 1931 – 27 convicts of the Menemen Incident were executed today.
  • 1931 – Earthquake in New Zealand: 258 dead.
  • 1933 – The first test flight was made between Ankara and Istanbul.
  • 1957 – The passenger ship “Izmir” sank after colliding with the American Hawel Lykes freighter off the coast of Izmir. On the ship, which had 244 passengers, 4 people, 5 of whom were passengers, died.
  • 1962 - The United States puts an embargo on Cuban goods.
  • 1966 – The USSR's unmanned spacecraft Luna 9 lands on the Moon's surface.
  • 1969 - Yasser Arafat was appointed Chairman of the Palestinian National Congress.
  • 1971 – 11 OPEC countries threatened oil buyers to raise prices.
  • 1973 – Electric batons were given to the Police in Turkey.
  • 1975 – Cyprus Turkish Airlines started Turkey-Cyprus flights.
  • 1977 – Zeki Erginbay, a student of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), who has been missing for a while, was found dead.
  • 1980 – A French tourist who did not comply with the stop warning was killed in Istanbul.
  • 1984 – Abortion was allowed in all hospitals and maternity homes affiliated to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey.
  • 1995 – Writer Metin Kaçan and announcer Alp Buğdaycı were arrested on the grounds of torture and rape.
  • 1997 – Sixth general elections were held in Pakistan.
  • 1998 – Turkey signed two articles of the International Labor Organization (ILO) “Prohibiting Child Labor”.
  • 2002 – 6 people died and 43 people were injured in an earthquake of magnitude 318 in Afyon, the epicenter of which was Sultandağı.
  • 2004 – The last agreements regarding the loan and the hosting of the pipeline passage for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline project, which will transport Azeri oil to the Turkish and world markets, were signed in Baku.
  • 2006 – An Egyptian cruise ship called Al-Salam Boccaccio'98 en route to Egypt from Saudi Arabia sank in the Red Sea, 40 miles from Hurghada, Egypt. It was reported that 1400 of the 435 passengers on board were rescued.
  • 2006 – TRT started terrestrial digital television broadcasting in Ankara and Istanbul.
  • 2008 – Five children and nine Turks died in the fire that broke out in the building where Turkish families lived in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
  • 2011 – An explosion occurred in 2 different factories in Ankara Ostim.

Births

  • 1757 – Constantin François de Chassebœuf, French philosopher, historian, orientalist, and politician (d. 1820)
  • 1761 – Dorothea von Medem, Duchess of Courland (d. 1821)
  • 1795 – Antonio José de Sucre, second president of Bolivia (d. 1830)
  • 1809 – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, German composer (d. 1847)
  • 1811 – Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Daily Tribune (d. 1872)
  • 1815 – Edward James Roye, Liberian merchant and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1817 – Émile Prudent, French pianist and composer (d. 1863)
  • 1820 – Anthony W. Gardiner, Liberian lawyer and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910)
  • 1830 – Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
  • 1859 – Hugo Junkers, German engineer (d. 1935)
  • 1874 – Gertrude Stein, American novelist and poet (d. 1946)
  • 1881 – Yenovk Şahen, Armenian actor and theater actor (d. 1915)
  • 1883 – Camille Bombois, French painter (d. 1970)
  • 1887 – Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (d. 1914)
  • 1889 – Risto Ryti, Finnish politician (d. 1956)
  • 1890 – Paul Scherrer, Swiss physicist (d. 1969)
  • 1894 – Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1895 – Richard Söderberg, American power engineer and Institute Professor (d. 1979)
  • 1898 – Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)
  • 1899 – Sadi Işılay, Turkish composer and violinist (d. 1969)
  • 1909 – Simone Weil, French writer and philosopher (d. 1943)
  • 1920 – Henry Heimlich, Jewish-American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher (d. 2016)
  • 1920 – Morteza Motahhari, Iranian scholar and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1921 – Ralph Asher Alpher, American cosmologist (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Edward Palmer Thompson, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1934 – Teoman Köprülüler, Turkish politician (d. 2003)
  • 1937 – İrfan Atasoy, Turkish actor, producer, screenwriter, director
  • 1943 – Dennis Edwards, American black soul and blues singer (d. 2018)
  • 1943 – Asaf Savaş Akat, Turkish economist and academic
  • 1943 Seizō Fukumoto, Japanese actor (d. 2021)
  • 1944 – Fethi Heper, Turkish football player
  • 1945 – Hakkı Bulut, Turkish singer and composer
  • 1945 – Dilek Türker, Turkish actress
  • 1947 – Paul Auster, American writer
  • 1950 - Morgan Fairchild, American actress
  • 1952 – Fatma Karanfil, Turkish theater, cinema and TV series actress
  • 1955 – Bahadır Akkuzu, Turkish musician (d. 2009)
  • 1957 – Ulrich Karger, German writer
  • 1959 – Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish director
  • 1959 – Thomas Calabro, American actor
  • 1960 – İlyas Tüfekçi, Turkish football player and coach
  • 1960 – Joachim Löw, German coach
  • 1970 – Oscar Cordoba, Colombian football goalkeeper
  • 1971 – Metin Türkcan, Turkish musician and guitarist
  • 1972 – Canan Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish medical doctor and politician
  • 1972 – Jesper Kyd, video game and soundtrack composer
  • 1972 – March Poom, Estonian football player
  • 1974 – Shahab Husseini is an Iranian actor, screenwriter and director.
  • 1974 – Baraladei Daniel Igali, Canadian wrestler
  • 1974 – Miriam Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1975 – Markus Schulz, German DJ and Producer
  • 1976 - Isla Fisher, Australian actress and writer
  • 1976 – Ramón “Raymond” Luis Ayala Rodríguez, Puerto Rican songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Ayça Işıldar Ak, Turkish theater actress and voice actor
  • 1982 - Rebecca Treston, better known as Becky Bayless, is an American professional wrestler.
  • 1982 – Anna Puu (birth name: Anna Emilia Puustjärvi), Finnish pop singer
  • 1983 – Deniz Hakyemez is a Turkish volleyball player
  • 1984 – Matthew James Moy, American actor and artist
  • 1988 – Cho Kyuhyun, Korean singer
  • 1992 – Daniyar Ismayilov, Turkish national weightlifter of Turkmen descent
  • 1993 – Getter Jaani, Estonian singer

Deaths

  • 316 – Vlas of Sebaste, Armenian saint, bishop of Sebaste (Sivas) (b. 283)
  • 1014 – Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark, King of England, and King of Norway (b. 960)
  • 1116 – Coloman, ruler of the Árpád Dynasty (b. 1070)
  • 1252 – Vladimir prince Sviatoslav Vsevolodovich, Prince of Novgorod (b. 1196)
  • 1428 – Ashikaga Yoshimochi is the second shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate. (b. 1386)
  • 1451 – II. Murat, 6th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1404)
  • 1468 – Johannes Gutenberg, German publisher (b. 1398)
  • 1581 – Mahidevran Sultan, Haseki of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. ?)
  • 1862 – Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (b. 1774)
  • 1881 – John Gould, English ornithologist and bird painter (b. 1804)
  • 1884 – Gotthilf Heinrich Ludwig Hagen, German physicist and hydraulic engineer (b. 1797)
  • 1896 – Jane Wilde, Irish poet, translator (b. 1821)
  • 1899 – Director Ali Bey, Tanzimat period dramatist (b. 1844)
  • 1899 – Juliusz Kossak, Polish historical painter and illustrator (b. 1824)
  • 1911 – Christian Bohr, Danish physician (b. 1855)
  • 1924 – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (b. 1856)
  • 1935 – Hugo Junkers, German engineer (b. 1859)
  • 1946 – Carl Theodor Zahle, prime minister of Denmark (b. 1866)
  • 1946 – Friedrich Jeckeln, SS-Obergruppenführer and SS and police leader (b. 1895)
  • 1950 – Karl Seitz, Austrian politician and statesman (b. 1869)
  • 1951 – Alfred A. Cohn, American author, journalist, and newspaper editor, police commissioner (b. 1880)
  • 1952 – Harold L. Ickes, American politician (b. 1874)
  • 1955 – Vasily Blokhin, Soviet general (b. 1895)
  • 1956 – Şerif İçli, Turkish composer (b. 1899)
  • 1956 – Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (b. 1871)
  • 1961 – Sadettin Kaynak, Turkish composer (b. 1895)
  • 1970 – Ralph Hammeras, American special effects designer, cinematographer and art director (b. 1894)
  • 1975 – Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (b. 1898 or 1904)
  • 1976 – Kuzgun Acar, Turkish sculptor (b. 1928)
  • 1985 – Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1989 – John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor (b. 1929)
  • 1997 – Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (b. 1914)
  • 2002 – Ali Ulvi Kurucu, Turkish poet, writer and hafiz (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Ernst Mayr, German-American evolutionary biologist (b. 1904)
  • 2006 – İlhan Arakon, Turkish cinema director, producer and cameraman (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – İsmet Giritli, Turkish law professor and writer (co-author of the 1961 Constitution) (b. 1924)
  • 2009 – Neriman Altındağ Tüfekçi, first female Turkish Folk Music soloist and first female conductor (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Richard Joseph McGuire, American professional basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Gilbert Harold “Gil” Merrick, English football player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Georges Wilson, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2011 – Maria Schneider, born Marie Christine Gélin, French actress (b. 1952)
  • 2012 – Ben Gazzara, Italian-American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Peter Gilmore, German-British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Péter Kozma alias Arpad Miklos, Hungarian pornographic film actress and escort (b.1967)
  • 2014 – Louan Gideon, American film actor (b. 1955)
  • 2015 – Martin John Gilbert, British historian. (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Ion Nunweiller, Romanian national football player and manager (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Joseph Francis “Joe” Alaskey III, American stage and film actor (b. 1952)
  • 2016 – Mark Farren, Irish former football player (b. 1982)
  • 2016 – Balram Jakhar, Indian politician (b. 1923)
  • 2016 – Suat Mamat, Turkish football player and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2016 – Alba Solís, Argentine singer and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Yasuo Takamori, Japanese former international football player (b. 1934)
  • 2016 – Maurice White, American soul, rock, reggae, funk musician (b. 1941)
  • 2017 – Dritëro Agolli, Albanian poet and novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2017 – Zoya Bulgakova, Soviet Russian theater actress (b. 1914)
  • 2017 – Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva (birth name: Rocco Casa), former Brazilian first lady (b. 1950)
  • 2018 – Károly Palotai, Hungarian former football player and football referee (b. 1935)
  • 2019 – Julie Adams, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2019 – Kristoff St. John is an American actor (b. 1966)
  • 2019 – Danny Williams, English football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2020 – Francis George Steiner, French-American literary critic, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator (b. 1929)
  • 2021 – Haya Harareet, Israeli actress (b. 1931)
  • 2021 – Marion Anthony (Tony) Trabert, American tennis player (b. 1930)

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