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.
  • 1575
    Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 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.
  • 1875
    Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 1905
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
  • 1923
    TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
  • 1980
    The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
  • 1985
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
  • 1991
    An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
  • 2002
    Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

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