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NEW YORK YANKEES

On February 3, 1998: The New York Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman. Watson was dissatisfied with his role within the organization and was replaced by 30-year-old Cashman, who was the second youngest general manager in major league history.

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ELECTRA

On February 3, 1959: An American Airlines Electra crashed in the East River before reaching LaGuardia airport. This was the first crash for the Electra, which was recently introduced at the time, and it resulted in killing 65 of 73 passengers on board.

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SUPER BOWL XLII

On February 3, 2008: The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots by the score of 14-17 at Super Bowl XLII. This was considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history because the Patriots entered the game as 12-point favorites.

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FROZEN CITY

On February 3, 1961: The sixth largest snowfall in New York City was recorded, with a total of 17.4 inches of snow covering the city.

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