About March 3

March 3, 2024 is the 63rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 332 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 3

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 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.
  • 1845
    Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 1865
    Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
  • 1875
    The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1931
    The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
  • 1939
    In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
  • 1940
    Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1953
    A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
  • 1972
    Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
  • 1985
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
  • 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
    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.
  • 2005
    Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

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