What happened this day in history March 3

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

  • 1845
    Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
  • 1875
    The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
  • 1878
    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.
  • 1904
    Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
  • 1924
    The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
  • 1931
    The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
  • 1940
    Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
  • 1972
    Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
  • 1991
    An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
  • 2004
    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?

  • 1589
    Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (d. 1676)
  • 1831
    George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
  • 1860
    John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
  • 1942
    Mike Pender, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)
  • 1958
    Miranda Richardson, British actress
  • 1966
    Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • 1978
    Ilias Anastasakos, Greek footballer
  • 1978
    Matt Diaz, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Patrick Renna, American actor
  • 1981
    Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer

Who died on March 3?

  • 1239
    Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)
  • 1765
    William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
  • 1894
    Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1959
    Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (b. 1906)
  • 1987
    Danny Kaye, American actor, singer, and comedian (b. 1913)
  • 1988
    Sewall Wright, American biologist (b. 1889)
  • 1991
    Arthur Murray, American dancer and dance instructor (b. 1895)
  • 1993
    Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Norman Smith, English singer and record producer (b. 1923)

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