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

  • 1284
    The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
  • 1857
    Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 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.
  • 1905
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
  • 1910
    Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
  • 1915
    NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
  • 1923
    TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1938
    Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1945
    World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
  • 1991
    United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
  • 1997
    The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

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