3 March

3 March

March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 303 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 3rd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Wildlife Day.
  • International Ear Care Day.
  • World National Anthem Day.
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • National Mulled Wine Day
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • National Canadian Bacon Day
  • National I Want You to be Happy Day
  • International Irish Whiskey Day
  • World Book Day in UK

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 3

1991: Footage of Los Angeles police officers severely beating Rodney King causes a global outcry

The acquittal of the police officers involved sparked the Los Angeles riots in 1992.

1985: The U.K. miners’ strike ends

The year-long dispute was the country’s longest-running industrial dispute and a defining issue of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government.

1974: All 345 people on board a Turkish Airlines jet die as it plunges to the ground near Paris, France

The crash of the DC-10 aircraft has the 4th highest death toll of any aviation accident in history.

1938: The world’s fastest steam locomotive is built

The Mallard could reach a speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).

1924: The last remnant of the Ottoman empire in Turkey is abolished

The end of the Islamic caliphate marked the demise of the 600-year old empire and gave way to the formation of a reformed Turkey under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

1979: Barack Obama with a group of friends called the “Choom Gang” in 1979. “Choom” was slang for smoking marijuana:

1979: Barack Obama with a group of friends called the “Choom Gang” in 1979. “Choom” was slang for smoking marijuana:

1946: Air India flight attendant aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight 1946

1946: Air India flight attendant aiding a passenger on a Delhi-Bombay flight 1946

1913: Inez Milholland Boissevain preparing to lead the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.Inez Milholland Boissevain preparing to lead the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

1913: Inez Milholland Boissevain preparing to lead the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.Inez Milholland Boissevain preparing to lead the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.

India-Soviet Friendship Poster (Soviet Union, date unknown)

India-Soviet Friendship Poster (Soviet Union, date unknown)

1900: Troops of the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1900. Left to right: Britain, United States, Australia,India, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Japan

1900: Troops of the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1900. Left to right: Britain, United States, Australia,India, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Japan

Tragic Incidents

  • World stock markets fall in worries of recession in 2008!
  • Communist teachers banned from public schools in US!
  • Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly a plane solo, non stop around the globe without refuelling!

On this day, 3rd March 1923, the first issue of TIME magazine was published at New York City.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 3

1981: Julius Malema, South African politician

1977: Ronan Keating, Irish singer-songwriter, actor

1869: Henry Wood, English conductor

1847: Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/American engineer, invented the Telephone

1845: Georg Cantor, German mathematician

Camila Cabello was born.

Alexander Graham Bell was born.

Jamsetji Tata was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 3

1987: Danny Kaye, American actor

1983: Hergé, Belgian illustrator

1707: Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor

1706: Johann Pachelbel, German composer

1703: Robert Hooke, English scientist

Robert Hooke died.

Aurangzeb died.

Nicola Porpora died.


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