(Monday February 3, 1975) — Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr began shooting his role as The Pope for the Warner Brothers film Lisztomania today at Shepperton Studios, Middlesex and on location (into March 1975). Starring Roger Daltrey of The Who, the film will premiere in New York on Oct. 10, 1975.
(Friday, February 3, 1865; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference on the River Queen, near Union-controlled Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, today; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy.
Video: 'The World At War: Pacific 3/5' (Feb. 1945, at 2:01)
(Saturday, February 3, 1945; during the Battle of Manila, part of the Philippines Campaign (1944–45) in the Pacific Theatre of World War II) — The Battle of Manila, the Allied campaign to liberate the capital city of the Philippines, began today as elements of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division under Maj. Gen. Verne D. Mudge pushed into the northern outskirts of Manila and seized a vital bridge across the Tullahan River, which separated them from the city proper, and quickly captured Malacanang Palace.