Historical Events on March 3, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on March 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2017 The Nintendo Switch releases worldwide.
2013 A bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 45 people and injured 180 others in a predominantly Shia Muslim area.
2005 James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. This 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.
2005 Margaret Wilson is elected as Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, beginning a period lasting until August 23, 2006, where all the highest political offices (including Elizabeth II as Head of State), were occupied by women, making New Zealand the first country for this to occur.
1991 An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
1991 United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on its final approach to Colorado Springs killing everyone on board.
1986 The Australia Act 1986 commences, causing Australia to become fully independent from the United Kingdom.
1985 Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers' national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
1985 A magnitude 8.3 earthquake strikes the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
1980 The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
1974 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
1972 Mohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes as a result of a control malfunction and insufficient training in emergency procedures.
1969 Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
1958 Nuri al-Said becomes Prime Minister of Iraq for the eighth time.
1953 A De Havilland Comet (Canadian Pacific Air Lines) crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
1945 World War II: In poor visibility, the RAF mistakenly bombs the Bezuidenhout area of The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.
1944 The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
1944 A freight train carrying stowaway passengers stalls in a tunnel shortly after departing from Balvano, Basilicata, Italy just after midnight, with 517 dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.
1943 World War II: In London, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
1942 World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
1940 Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Flamman in Luleå, Sweden.
1939 In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest at the autocratic rule in British India.
1938 Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1931 The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
1924 The 407-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished, when Caliph Abdülmecid II of the Ottoman Caliphate is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk.
1924 The Free State of Fiume is annexed by the Kingdom of Italy.
1918 Russia signs the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, agreeing to withdraw from World War I, and conceding German control of the Baltic States, Belarus and Ukraine. It also conceded Turkish control of Ardahan, Kars and Batumi.
1913 Thousands of women march in the Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C.
1910 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
1891 Shoshone National Forest is established as the first national forest in the US and world.
1878 The Russo-Turkish War ends with Bulgaria regaining its independence from the Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano.
1875 The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as recorded in the Montreal Gazette.
1873 Censorship in the United States: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene literature and articles of immoral use" through the mail.
1861 Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
1859 The two-day Great Slave Auction, the largest such auction in United States history, concludes.
1857 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1849 The Territory of Minnesota is created.
1845 Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
1820 The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
1799 The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison.
1779 American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
1776 American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
1585 The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
1575 Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Sultan of Bengal Daud Khan Karrani's army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
724 Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.
473 Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
Famous People Born on March 3

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Year Name
1914 Asger Jorn, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
1987 Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress, singer, and designer
1962 Glen E. Friedman, American photographer
1678 Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian rebel leader (d. 1747)
1924 Tomiichi Murayama, Japanese soldier and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Japan
1971 Charlie Brooker, English journalist, producer, and author
1949 Bonnie J. Dunbar, American engineer, academic, and astronaut
1977 Ronan Keating, Irish singer-songwriter and actor
1988 Jan-Arie van der Heijden, Dutch footballer
1979 Albert Jorquera, Spanish footballer
Famous People Deaths On March 3

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Date Name
1966 Joseph Fields, American playwright, director, and producer (b. 1895)
1993 Mel Bradford, American author and critic (b. 1934)
1983 Hergé, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1907)
1943 George Thompson, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1877)
1850 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)
1789 Ghulam Kadir, leader of the Afghan Rohilla
1994 John Edward Williams, American author and academic (b. 1922)
2012 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer and illustrator (b. 1929)
1703 Robert Hooke, English architect and philosopher (b. 1635)
2020 Charles J. Urstadt, American real estate executive and investor (b. 1928)