February 03 – The Day the Music Died
Although the significance and importance of the 15th Amendment probably trumps all other documents we could possibly find for February 3rd, we have found the accident report of Buddy Holly’s deadly plane crash in Iowa on February 3, 1959.
The Accident Report is from the Civil Aeronautics Board, and includes details of the weather, a map of the location and a description of what the “entertainers” were doing in Iowa. On page two, we see the name of Buddy Holly as “Charles Hardin” and the other musicians — “The Big Bopper” (J.P. Richardson), and Ritchie Valens (Richard Valenzuela), who were traveling with him.
February 03 - The Day the Music Died,
You can take a look at the entire 13 pages of the report here: Aircraft Accident Report , 02/03/1959.