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What Happened on March 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2013 A bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan, kills at least 45 people and injured 180 others in a predominately 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.
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.
1951 Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips's recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
1945 World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila.
1945 World War II: The RAF accidentally 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.
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.
1923 TIME magazine is published for the first time.
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 a suffrage parade 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.
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.
1891 Shoshone National Forest is established as the first national forest in the US and world.
1885 The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
1878 The Russo-Turkish War ends with Bulgaria regaining its independence from the Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; a few months afterwards the Congress of Berlin stripped its status to a vassal principality of the Ottoman Empire.
1875 Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.
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, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
1865 Opening of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
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 was 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
1923 Doc Watson, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2012)
1911 Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
1983 Sarah Poewe, South African swimmer
1956 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer and manager
1946 John Virgo, English snooker player and sportscaster
1927 Pierre Aubert, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
1974 David Faustino, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1935 Zhelyu Zhelev, Bulgarian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of Bulgaria (d. 2015)
1964 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
1906 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish poet and critic (d. 1991)
Famous People Deaths On March 3

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Date Name
1588 Henry XI, duke of Legnica (b. 1539)
1983 Hergé, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1907)
2014 Don Shows, American football player and coach (b. 1940)
1578 Sebastiano Venier, doge of Venice (b. 1496)
2006 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1923)
1323 Andrew Harclay, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English military leader
1961 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist (b. 1887)
2016 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1962)
1111 Bohemond I, Italo-Norman nobleman (b. 1058)
1996 John Krol, American cardinal (b. 1910)