February 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: The Hood-McPherson building was sold at auction.
- 2009: APT aired the final For the Record public affairs program.
- 2006: Rehobeth Baptist, Pleasant Sabine Baptist, Ashby Baptist and two other rural churches were destroyed by fires set by 3 Birmingham college students.
- 1995: Skyquest 5 passed over Birmingham on the way from Chanute, Kansas to Savannah, claiming several distance records for the AX-6 size balloon.
- 1994: Simon Speights pleaded guilty to felony burglary in Birmingham.
- 1971: Students briefly took over the auditorium and principal's office at Phillips High School to demand more student assemblies and fewer hall marshals.
- 1956: Autherine Lucy became the first black student to enroll at the University of Alabama.
- 1945: The B17 "Birmingham Jewel" was shot down during a bombing mission to Berlin.
- 1912: William H. Sims gave his address, "Why Not Woman's Suffrage in Alabama?" to the Quid pro Quo Club.
- 1897: A committee from the Methodist North Alabama College decided to establish its new North Alabama Conference College in Birmingham.
- 1866: The Canebrake Company purchased the remains of the Brierfield Ironworks from the Freedman's Bureau for $45,000.
- 1852: The Wills Valley Railroad from DeKalb County to Georgia was chartered.
- 1943: Singer Dennis Edwards was born in Birmingham.
- 1943: Dermatologist and Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley was born in Columbiana.
- 1935: Radio host and Rossi's owner John Ed Willoughby was born in Birmingham.
- 1930: The third Bishop of Birmingham David Foley was born.
- 1926: Writer and educator Richard Yates was born in New York.
- 1917: Publisher, radio executive and entrepreneur Pat Courington Sr was born in Saragossa.
- 1818: Sheriff William C. Eubank was the third white settler born in Jefferson County.
- 2014: Businessman and real estate developer Bud Coleman died in McCalla.
- 2009: Author Michael Dubruiel died.
- 1978: Lieutenant Governor and Mayor Albert Boutwell died.