Feb. 3, 1936:
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses a group of 2,000 hunters, fishermen and conservationists at the North American Wildlife Conference
in Washington, D.C. The meeting prompts the formation of the National Wildlife Federation, which today has 4 million members in 47 state-affiliate organizations.
Feb. 3, 2010:
A ballot initiative to roll back California's climate change measures is set for the November election. Proposition 23
would have suspended a 2006 state law that commits the state to major rollbacks in greenhouse emissions. It is revealed that oil companies provide an estimated 90 percent of the campaign funding for the law. The measure fails
on Election Day.
Feb. 3, 2012:
Drew Barrymore stars in "Big Miracle
," Hollywood’s take on the epic rescue attempt of three gray whales in the Arctic ice near Barrow, Alaska.