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Famous Events For March 3

Famous Events For March 3 – Today In History

March 3: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – March 3  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 3rd March 1284: The Principality of Wales into England was on this day incorporated by the Statute of Rhuddlan.
2. 3rd March 1409: Today marks the end of the Austrian Civil War.
3. 3rd March 1575: At the Battle of Tukaroi, Emperor Akbar beat the Bengali Army.


18th Century – What Happened on March 3 – The 1700s

4. 3rd March 1791: This day marks the creation of the US Mint. It was created by a resolution passed by the US Congress.
5. 3rd March 1794: The African Methodist Episcopal Church was on this day founded by Richard Allan.

19th Century – March 3 This Day That Year – The 1800s

6. 3rd March 1801: The first US Jewish governor assumed office in Georgia.
7. 3rd March 1803: The impeachment trial of US Judge John Pickering began today. This was the first impeachment trial in the US.
8. 3rd March 1812: The first foreign aid bill was on this day passed by the US Congress.
9. 3rd March 1813: Today marks the formation of the office of Surgeon General of the US Army.
10. 3rd March 1817: Today, the first commercial steamboat route between Louisville and New Orleans was opened.


11. 3rd March 1837: The membership of the Supreme Court was increased from 7 to 9 by the US Congress.
12. 3rd March 1837: US President Andrew Jackson and the US Congress on this day recognized the Republic of Texas.
13. 3rd March 1845: Florida on this day became the 27th US state.
14. 3rd March 1845: Legislation overriding a US president’s veto was on this day passed by the US Congress for the first time.
15. 3rd March 1845: A postal rate throughout the country was made uniform by an act established by Congress.
16. 3rd March 1849: The territory of Minnesota was today created by the US Congress.
17. 3rd March 1849: The Department of Interior was established today.
18. 3rd March 1853: The US Assay office in New York City was authorized.
19. 3rd March 1853: The transcontinental railroad survey was on this day authorized by the Congress.
20. 3rd March 1857: Britain and France declared war on China.
21. 3rd March 1863: The charter for the National Academy of Sciences was approved by US President Abraham Lincoln.


22. 3rd March 1863: A US mint in Carson City in Nevada was on this day authorized by Congress.
23. 3rd March 1863: Track width of 4’8⅟₂” for Union Pacific Railroad was authorized by the US Congress today.
24. 3rd March 1877: Rutherford Birchard Hayes was on this day sworn in as President of the US.
25. 3rd March 1878: The treaty of San Stefano was signed on this day by Russia and the Ottomans. The treaty granted independence to Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro, and autonomy to Bulgaria.
26. 3rd March 1879: The US Supreme Court on this day heard Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood today. She became the first female lawyer to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
27. 3rd March 1882: Steam distribution began in the US today by the New York Steel Corporation distributing steam to Manhattan buildings.
28. 3rd March 1885: The US began special delivery of 1st class mail from today.
29. 3rd March 1885: A permanent forest commission was on this day established by California, the first US state.
30. 3rd March 1885: The American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) was on this day as a subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company in New York today.
31. 3rd March 1891: Courts of Apple were on this day created by the U.S. Congress.
32. 3rd March 1894: This day marks the first publication of a Greek newspaper in America, “Atlantis”.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day March 3rd – The 1900s

33. 3rd March 1900: The U.S. Steel Corporation was organized on this day.
34. 3rd March 1900: Striking miners resume work from today.
35. 3rd March 1901: The National Bureau of Standards, in the Department of Commerce was on this day was created by the U.S. Congress.
36. 3rd March 1903: The US on this day imposes a $2 head tax for immigrants.
37. 3rd March 1904: German Emperor Wilhelm II was the first person to use Thomas Edison’s cylinder to make a sound recording of an apolitical document.
38. 3rd March 1905: The Russian Czar on this day agreed to form an elected assembly.
39. 3rd March 1908: An open war was declared on this day on the Anarchists by the US government.
40. 3rd March 1909: Aviators Herring, Curtiss, and Bishop on this day announced that airplanes would be made commercially in the U.S.
41. 3rd March 1910: Nicaraguan rebels today admitted defeat in open war. They resorted to guerilla tactics hoping for U.S. intervention.
42. 3rd March 1910: To fight deteriorating urban living conditions, Robert Foster founded the National Housing Association in New York.

43. 3rd March 1910: J.D. Rockefeller Jr announced that he would withdraw from business to administer his father’s fortune “for uplift in humanity”. He appealed to the US Congress for the creation of the Rockefeller Foundation.
44. 3rd March 1918: Russia’s participation in World War I ended today with the signing of the Treaty of Brest Litovsky by Germany, Austria, and Russia.
45. 3rd March 1919: A general strike was on this day announced by the Communist Party in Germany.
46. 3rd March 1921: Dr. Best and Dr. Banting of Toronto on this day announced the discovery of insulin.
47. 3rd March 1923: US Senate on this day rejected the membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague.
48. 3rd March 1923: The first issue of “Time Magazine” was published on this day.
49. 3rd March 1924: A treaty between Germany and Turkey, the German & Turkish Friendship/Trade Treaty was signed on this day.
50. 3rd March 1926: In Miami, Florida the Gray Hound Racing Association was formed on this day.
51. 3rd March 1933: The German Presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) was arrested today.

52. 3rd March 1935: The RSAP, Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party was formed today.
53. 3rd March 1939: The pacifist and spiritual leader of India, Mohandas Gandhi began his fast today in Bombay in protest against the autocratic rule in India.
54. 3rd March 1939: To protest against the state’s autocratic rule, Gandhi began a fast in Bombay.
55. 3rd March 1941: The Axis rule in Bulgaria was on this day denounced by Moscow.
56. 3rd March 1942: The Canadian and British-built Avro Lancaster Bomber made its first combat flight today.
57. 3rd March 1945: Finland declared war on the Axis during World War II.
58. 3rd March 1945: In a bombing error the RAF bomber The Hague killed 511 people.
59. 3rd March 1945: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visits Field Marshall Montgomery’s headquarters.
60. 3rd March 1952: Puerto Rico on this day approved its self-written constitution.
61. 3rd March 1952: New York’s Feinberg Law that banned communist teachers in the US was on this day upheld by the US Supreme Court.
62. 3rd March 1953: A Canadian comet crashed in Karachi in Pakistan killing 11 people.
63. 3rd March 1956: The Harahap-led Indonesian government resigned today.
64. 3rd March 1956: Morocco on this day gained its independence.
65. 3rd March 1959: “Pioneer 4” was launched today. It was the first US probe to enter the solar orbit.
66. 3rd March 1961: In Morocco, King Hassan II ascends the throne.
67. 3rd March 1963: Senegal on this day adopted a new Constitution.

68. 3rd March 1964: A British aircraft crashed into Mount Glungezer killing all 85 people on board.
69. 3rd March 1965: USSR performed its nuclear test at its test site in Eastern Kazakh.
70. 3rd March 1966: It was announced on this day that the BBC was to begin broadcasting television programs in color from the next year.
71. 3rd March 1966: The President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinea.
72. 3rd March 1967: A nuclear test was conducted by the US on this day at their Nevada test site.
73. 3rd March 1967: Partial independence was gained by Grenada from Great Britain.
74. 3rd March 1968: In Hague, the Greek embassy, Spanish embassy, and Portugal embassy were bombed on this day.
75. 3rd March 1969: NASA launched Apollo 9 to test a lunar module.
76. 3rd March 1971: On this day, in South Africa, Winnie Mandela was sentenced to jail for one year.
77. 3rd March 1972: It was announced on this day that the consumer interest rates could increase dramatically. Buyers on this day may be required to pay 372% interest on a $10.00 loan.
78. 3rd March 1972: NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched today.
79. 3rd March 1973: A DC 10 aircraft of the Turkish Airlines which was on a scheduled flight to London, crashed near Paris killing all the 345 people on board.

80. 3rd March 1975: In the US, Lynda McCartney was charged with possession of Marijuana on this day.
81. 3rd March 1976: Mozambique, today, closed its border with Rhodesia.
82. 3rd March 1980: In Canada, Pierre Trudeau was on this day sworn in as its 17th Prime Minister for the second time.
83. 3rd March 1980: France on this day performed a nuclear test on Muruora Island.
84. 3rd March 1982: The Barbican Centre, the largest art center in Western Europe covering five and a half acres was on this day opened by the Queen of England.
85. 3rd March 1985: Miner’s leaders on this day voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in the history of Britain without a peace deal over the proposed pit closure.
86. 3rd March 1991: Motorist Rodney King was on this day severely beaten by the Loa Angeles Police. This was captured on Amateur Video.
87. 3rd March 1991: Switzerland today voted in favor of lowering the voting age from 20 years to 18 years.
88. 3rd March 1991: A Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to United Airlines crashed near Colorado Springs killing 25.
89. 3rd March 1991: General “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf was on this day met by the Iraqi generals to discuss a cease-fire.
90. 3rd March 1992: President George Bush today apologized for raising taxes. He had earlier pledged that he would not raise taxes.
91. 3rd March 1992: 263 people were killed in Turkey when a gas explosion occurred in a coal mine in Zonguldak.
92. 3rd March 1997: After two years of construction the tallest free-standing structure in the South Hemisphere, Sky Tower in Auckland was opened today.

21st Century – March 3 This Day In History – The 2000s

93. 3rd March 2002: Switzerland which remained neutral for 200 years joined the United Nations today. They officially became part of the UN upon voters’ approval.
94. 3rd March 2004: The brewer from Belgium Interbrew and its rival AmBev of Brazil struck a $11.2 billion merger deal to form InBev the world’s largest brewer.
95. 3rd March 2005: Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a plane solo around the globe non-stop and without refueling. He took 67 hours to complete the flight.
96. 3rd March 2007: The Cherokee Nation of Native Americans voted on this day to revoke the tribal citizenship of the descendants of black slaves once owned by the Cherokee. 76.6% voted for amending the constitution to blood tribe members only.
97. 3rd March 2008: Investor’s worry about the possibility of a recession in the US brought the world stock market down.
98. 3rd March 2009: 12 gunmen in Pakistan fire on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, who were on their way to play a match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed in the attack.

99. 3rd March 2009: The building of the Historical Archives in Cologne “Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln” collapsed in Germany today.
100. 3rd March 2013: A 2-year-old girl in the US, born with HIV became the first child to be cured.

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