Big Tailfins ( 1949 ) Late in the 40's the first of the next generation of car design ( tailfins )is seen for the first time on the Cadillac. The early fins were very small compared to how they grew in the 50's the picture is a fin from a 57

Ski Lift Accident
3rd February ( 1998 ) : A U.S. Marine Jet crashed into the Cavalese cable-car ski lift in the town of Cavalese located in the Italian Alps, about 20 miles from Trento, Italy. A team of 20 people had crashed to the ground and 20 people had been killed as a result.

Operation Thunderclap
3rd February ( 1945 ) : 1,000 B-17's of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin prior to the big push which ended World War II.

Buddy Holly 3rd February ( 1959 ) Rock 'n' Roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson died in a plane crash today along with the pilot when their chartered plane went down near Mason City, Iowa. The deaths are immortalized in the "The Day the Music Died" by Don McLean.

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