What are the important events that happened on March 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
March 3: Facts & Myths About This Day
March 3 is the 63rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 19, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 439,776 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hexacontatrigon’ day.
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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 346 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,629 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 3 Historical Events
Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
The Russo-Turkish War ends as Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
Who were born on March 3?
Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (d. 1676)
George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
Mike Pender, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)
Miranda Richardson, British actress
Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
Ilias Anastasakos, Greek footballer
Matt Diaz, American baseball player
Patrick Renna, American actor
Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer
Who died on March 3?
Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)
William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (b. 1906)
Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and comedian (b. 1913)
Sewall Wright, American biologist (b. 1889)
Arthur Murray, American dancer and dance instructor (b. 1895)
Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
Norman Smith, English singer and record producer (b. 1923)
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