About March 3

March 3, 2021 is the 62nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 335 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 3

  • 1575
    Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
  • 1585
    The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1820
    The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
  • 1865
    Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
  • 1873
    Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” books through the mail.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1943
    World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
  • 1945
    World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.
  • 1951
    Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records “Rocket 88”, often cited as “the first rock and roll record”, at Sam Phillips’ recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1953
    A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
  • 1958
    Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
  • 1972
    Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
  • 1974
    Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
  • 1991
    United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
  • 2005
    Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion.
  • 2009
    The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

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