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March 3rd

March 3rd is the 62nd day of the year (63rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 3rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 3rd

1831 George Pullman (engineer, industrialist)

1845 Georg Cantor (mathematician)

1847 Alexander Graham Bell (inventor - telephone)

Alexander Graham Bell

1871 Maurice Garin (cyclist - winner of first Tour de France)

1882 Charles Ponzi (fraudster)

1883 Cyril Burt (psychologist)

1911 Jean Harlow (actress)

1920 James Doohan (actor)

1930 Ion Illescu (President of Romania 1996-2000 and 2004-2008)

1937 Bobby Driscoll (actor)

1953 Zico (soccer player and manager)

1958 Miranda Richardson (actress)

1961 Fatima Whitbread (javelin thrower)

1966 Tone-Loc (rapper, actor)

1968 Brian Cox (physicist, TV presenter, former keyboard player of D:Ream)

1970 John Carter Cash (singer, author, producer)

1971 Charlie Brooker (writer, comedian, broadcaster)

1972 Darren Anderton (soccer player, sports broadcaster)

1977 Ronan Keating (singer - Boyzone)

1982 Jessica Biel (actress)

March 3rd in History

1820 US Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.

1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico.

1845 Florida admitted as 27th state of the USA.

Florida Flag

1873 US Congress passes the Comstock Law making it illegal to send "obscene literature and articles of immoral use" through the US Mail.

1875 Premiere of the Georges Bizet's opera Carmen at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

1875 First ever indoor ice hockey game held in Montreal.

1878 Bulgaria independent from Ottoman Empire.

1891 Shoshone National Forest is established as the first ever national forest.

1910 John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from business so he can devote his time to philanthropy.

1913 Women's suffrage parade help in Washington D.C..

1915 US creates NACA, the forerunner of NASA.

1923 TIME magazine is published for the first time.

1931 The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the US national anthem.

1933 Mount Rushmore National Monument dedicated.

Mount Rushmore

1938 Oil discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1939 Mahatma Gandi begins a hungerstrike protesting British rule in India.

Mohandas Gandhi

1986 Australia Act 1986 makes Australia fully independent from the UK.

2002 Swiss voters vote in favor of joining the United Nations.

2005 Steve Fossett is the first person to fly an aircraft non-stop around the world without refueling.

March 3rd is also

National Day (Bulgaria)

Martyr's Day (Malawi)

Texas Independence Day (Texas)


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