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    What happened on March 3

    • March 3, 0561 "Death - Pelagius I Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies"

    • March 3, 1191 "Death - Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52"

    • March 3, 1409 Austrian civil war ends

    • March 3, 1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV

    • March 3, 1459 "Death - Ausias March Catalan poet, dies"

    • March 3, 1500 "Birthday - Reginald Pole English Cardinal/""heretic"""

    • March 3, 1549 Birthday - Henric Spieghel Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)

    • March 3, 1554 "Death - Johan Frederik de Greatmoedige ruler of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50"

    • March 3, 1575 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

    • March 3, 1580 "Death - Jacob Hillebrand Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies"

    • March 3, 1583 Birthday - Edward Herbert of Cherbury English military/philosopher

    • March 3, 1585 "The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza"

    • March 3, 1589 "Birthday - Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist"

    • March 3, 1606 "Birthday - Edmund Waller England, poet (Penshust)"

    • March 3, 1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil

    • March 3, 1634 "The first tavern in Boston opens, it is not Cheers"

    • March 3, 1635 "Death - Philips de l'Espinoy historian/mayor of Ghent, dies"

    • March 3, 1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden

    • March 3, 1652 "Birthday - Thomas Otway England, dramatist/poet (Venice Preserved)"

    • March 3, 1655 Montreal physician offers Canada's first medical insurance

    • March 3, 1703 "Death - Robert Hooke scientific genius, dies in London"

    • March 3, 1705 Birthday - Michael Schevenstuhl composer

    • March 3, 1706 "Death - Johann Pachelbel organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52"

    • March 3, 1707 "Death - Aurangzeb Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88"

    • March 3, 1717 "Death - Pierre Allix French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75"

    • March 3, 1747 Birthday - Kasamir Pulaski US General (Revolutionary War)

    • March 3, 1756 Birthday - William Godwin philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)

    • March 3, 1766 "Death - Gregor Joseph Werner composer, dies at 73"

    • March 3, 1768 "Death - Nicola Antonio Porpora composer, dies at 81"

    • March 3, 1776 US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas

    • March 3, 1791 First Internal Revenue Act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)

    • March 3, 1791 The United States Mint is created by the U.S. Congress.

    • March 3, 1792 "Death - Robert Adam Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63"

    • March 3, 1793 Birthday - Charles Sealsfield writer (The Making of America)

    • March 3, 1794 First performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D

    • March 3, 1794 Richard Allen founded AME Church

    • March 3, 1800 "Death - Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi composer, dies at 64"

    • March 3, 1803 Colgio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.

    • March 3, 1803 "The first impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins"

    • March 3, 1804 UK hist John Wedgwood (eldest son of the potter Josiah Wedgwood) founds The Royal Horticultural Society

    • March 3, 1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

    • March 3, 1809 Birthday - Sophia Hawthorne writer

    • March 3, 1811 "Birthday - Vissarion Belinsky Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)"

    • March 3, 1812 US Congress passes first foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)

    • March 3, 1813 Office of Surgeon General of the US army is established

    • March 3, 1814 Birthday - Charles Kensington Salaman composer

    • March 3, 1815 US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute

    • March 3, 1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi

    • March 3, 1817 The Alabama Territory is created by splitting the Mississippi Territory.

    • March 3, 1820 "Birthday - Eduard Douwes Dekker [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)"

    • March 3, 1820 "Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri"

    • March 3, 1822 "Death - Franz Adam Veichtner composer, dies at 81"

    • March 3, 1823 Birthday - Guyla Andrssy Sr premier of Hungary (1867-71)

    • March 3, 1824 "Death - Giovanni Battista Viotti Italian violist/composer, dies at 70"

    • March 3, 1828 Birthday - Karl Collan composer

    • March 3, 1831 Birthday - George M Pullman inventor (railway sleeping car)

    • March 3, 1833 "According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, Ayya Vaikundar arises from the sea as avatar of Narayana at Thiruchendur."

    • March 3, 1837 Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

    • March 3, 1838 Birthday - George W Hill US astronomer (Moon orbit)

    • March 3, 1838 "Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada"

    • March 3, 1841 Birthday - John Murray Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean)

    • March 3, 1842 US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Massachusetts)

    • March 3, 1843 "Congress appropriates $30,000 ""to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs"" by the US"

    • March 3, 1845 Birthday - Georg Cantor German mathematician (discovers transfinite numbers)

    • March 3, 1845 Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery

    • March 3, 1845 Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America.

    • March 3, 1845 Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

    • March 3, 1845 For the first time the U.S. Congress passes legislation overriding a presidential veto.

    • March 3, 1845 US law overriding a Presidential veto (John Tyler's)

    • March 3, 1846 Birthday - Desiderio Pietri Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father

    • March 3, 1847 "Birthday - Alexander Graham Bell Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)"

    • March 3, 1847 Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps

    • March 3, 1848 "Death - Heinrich Olivier German painter, dies"

    • March 3, 1849 Birthday - Jacques Oppenheim Dutch lawyer

    • March 3, 1849 Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin

    • March 3, 1849 Territory of Minnesota is organized

    • March 3, 1849 US Department of the Interior established by Congress

    • March 3, 1851 Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3¢ piece)

    • March 3, 1853 Birthday - Vincent Van Gogh Dutch painter

    • March 3, 1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress

    • March 3, 1855 "Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use"

    • March 3, 1855 Registration of letters authorized by Congress

    • March 3, 1857 Birthday - Alfred Bruneau composer

    • March 3, 1857 France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

    • March 3, 1858 "Death - Jzsef Bajza Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54"

    • March 3, 1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid MO

    • March 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

    • March 3, 1863 Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia

    • March 3, 1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress

    • March 3, 1863 Idaho Territory forms

    • March 3, 1863 Idaho Territory organizes as a political division of the United States.

    • March 3, 1863 US wartime military conscription bill enacted

    • March 3, 1864 "Death - Ulric Dahlgren Union Colonel, dies in battle at 21"

    • March 3, 1865 Birthday - Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler composer

    • March 3, 1865 "Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established to help destitute free blacks"

    • March 3, 1865 "Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group."

    • March 3, 1867 Birthday - Gustav Strube composer

    • March 3, 1868 "Birthday - Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer"

    • March 3, 1869 "Birthday - Henry J Wood English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)"

    • March 3, 1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races

    • March 3, 1871 Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent

    • March 3, 1872 Birthday - Wee Willie Keeler outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897

    • March 3, 1873 Birthday - William Green president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)

    • March 3, 1873 "Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any ""obscene, lewd, or lascivious"" books through the mail."

    • March 3, 1873 Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps

    • March 3, 1873 "US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively"

    • March 3, 1875 "Congress authorizes 20¢ coin, lasts only 3 years"

    • March 3, 1875 First recorded hockey game (Montréal)

    • March 3, 1875 "Georges Bizet's opera ""Carmen"" premieres (Paris France)"

    • March 3, 1875 "The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette."

    • March 3, 1877 Birthday - Garrett Morgan African-American inventor

    • March 3, 1877 Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th President

    • March 3, 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is privately inaugurated as the 19th President of the United States (his public inauguration coming on March 5).

    • March 3, 1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)

    • March 3, 1878 Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire

    • March 3, 1879 The first female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)

    • March 3, 1879 The United States Geological Survey is created.

    • March 3, 1879 US geological survey director authorized in Department of the Interior

    • March 3, 1880 Birthday - Anne C Veth Dutch cartoonist/art critic

    • March 3, 1882 Birthday - Floris H L Prims Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp

    • March 3, 1882 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings

    • March 3, 1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates

    • March 3, 1885 Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)

    • March 3, 1885 US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail

    • March 3, 1885 US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission

    • March 3, 1886 Birthday - James Friskin composer

    • March 3, 1886 Birthday - Reginald Owen Morris composer

    • March 3, 1887 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton IA

    • March 3, 1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

    • March 3, 1889 Birthday - Fritz Behrend composer

    • March 3, 1889 "Death - Edward Sydney Smith composer, dies at 49"

    • March 3, 1890 "Birthday - Edmund Lowe San Jose CA, actor (Black Sheep, Front Page Detective,Dillinger )"

    • March 3, 1890 "Birthday - Norman Bethune Canada, Doctor in Spain & China"

    • March 3, 1890 "Norman Bethune medical doctor, born on this day at Gravenhurst Ontario; died of blood poisoning in 1939 in China"

    • March 3, 1891 Birthday - Federico Moreno Torroba composer

    • March 3, 1891 Birthday - Jan Donner Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council

    • March 3, 1891 Congress creates Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department)

    • March 3, 1891 "The Penalty Spot Kick rule in Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season"

    • March 3, 1892 Birthday - Rui Coelho composer

    • March 3, 1892 "Cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova PA"

    • March 3, 1893 Birthday - Beatrice Wood potter/artist/author

    • March 3, 1893 "Birthday - Bill Nestell California, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier)"

    • March 3, 1893 Birthday - Karel Lotsy Dutch insurance director/Olympics-chief d'quipe

    • March 3, 1893 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized

    • March 3, 1893 "Congress authorizes first federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture"

    • March 3, 1894 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns

    • March 3, 1894 "The first Greek newspaper in America was published. It was known as the""Atlantis""."

    • March 3, 1895 Birthday - Alexander Nicholas Voormolen Dutch composer

    • March 3, 1895 "Birthday - General Matthew Ridgeway US, military leader (WWII/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)"

    • March 3, 1895 "Birthday - Juanita Hansen Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)"

    • March 3, 1895 "Birthday - Ragnar Frisch Norway, economist (1st Nobel prize in economy-1969)"

    • March 3, 1895 "Birthday - Robert Gordon KS, actor (Loveless)"

    • March 3, 1897 Birthday - Jose Moreno Gans composer

    • March 3, 1899 "Birthday - Alfred M Gruenther US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)"

    • March 3, 1899 Birthday - Juri Olescha writer

    • March 3, 1899 Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar

    • March 3, 1899 George Dewey becomes first in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy

    • March 3, 1900 "Birthday - Edna Best Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo)"

    • March 3, 1900 US Steel Corporation organizes

    • March 3, 1901 "Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce"

    • March 3, 1902 "Birthday - Ruby Dandridge Memphis TN, actress (Father of the Bride)"

    • March 3, 1902 "Death - Isaac D France van de Putte Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79"

    • March 3, 1903 "Birthday - Gilbert Adrian [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer"

    • March 3, 1903 Birthday - Rabbe A Enckell Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)

    • March 3, 1904 "Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder."

    • March 3, 1905 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly (the Duma).

    • March 3, 1905 US Forest Service forms

    • March 3, 1906 Birthday - Artur Lundkvist Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)

    • March 3, 1906 "Birthday - Donald Novis Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)"

    • March 3, 1906 Birthday - Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar journalist/diplomat

    • March 3, 1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France

    • March 3, 1907 "Birthday - Aar van de Werfhorst [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer"

    • March 3, 1907 "Birthday - Canada Lee New York NY, actor (Lost Boundaries)"

    • March 3, 1907 "Birthday - Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter"

    • March 3, 1908 Birthday - Riccardo Nielsen composer

    • March 3, 1909 Birthday - Harry Hemsley billionaire New York landlord

    • March 3, 1909 Birthday - Jay Morris Arena inventor/pediatrician

    • March 3, 1909 Birthday - Kenton Kilmer poet/translator

    • March 3, 1910 Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he could devote full time to being a philanthropist.

    • March 3, 1911 Birthday - Francesco Siciliani opera composer

    • March 3, 1911 "Birthday - Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier] Kansas City MO, 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8)"

    • March 3, 1911 "The first US federal cemetery with Union & Rebel graves opens, Missouri"

    • March 3, 1912 Birthday - Joe Stydahar NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)

    • March 3, 1913 Birthday - Margaret Bonds US pianist/composer/arranger

    • March 3, 1913 Birthday - Roger Caillois French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)

    • March 3, 1913 "Establishment of the first football club in Bulgaria - Ticha, now known as PFC ""Cherno More""."

    • March 3, 1913 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC

    • March 3, 1914 "Birthday - Martin Ritt actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)"

    • March 3, 1915 Birthday - George Brian Snape businessman/rugby league entrepreneur

    • March 3, 1915 "NACA, the predecessor of NASA founded."

    • March 3, 1915 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created

    • March 3, 1915 "The now-famous film, ""Birth of a Nation"", debuted in New York City."

    • March 3, 1917 "Birthday - Bert van Aerschot Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)"

    • March 3, 1917 Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar

    • March 3, 1917 "Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates"

    • March 3, 1918 Birthday - Arnold Newman photographer (Faces USA)

    • March 3, 1918 Birthday - Arthur Kornberg US biochemist (Nobel 1959)

    • March 3, 1918 Birthday - Frank Wigglesworth composer

    • March 3, 1918 "Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia's involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland."

    • March 3, 1918 "Richard Göring's ""Seeschlacht"", premieres in Berlin"

    • March 3, 1919 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike

    • March 3, 1919 "First international air mail service from US, Seattle WA-Victoria BC"

    • March 3, 1920 "Birthday - James Doohan Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek)"

    • March 3, 1920 "Birthday - Julius Boros golfer (PGA Champion 1968, US Open 1952, 63)"

    • March 3, 1920 "Birthday - Julius Boros golfer (US Open 1952,63)"

    • March 3, 1920 "Birthday - Martin Ritt director (The Front, Nuts)"

    • March 3, 1920 "James Doohan,actor played chief engineer Commander Montgomery Scott (Scotty) in Star Trek and WW II military pilot, , born at Vancouver BC"

    • March 3, 1921 Birthday - Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award)

    • March 3, 1921 "Birthday - Diana Barrymore New York NY, actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife)"

    • March 3, 1921 "Birthday - Junior Parker Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)"

    • March 3, 1921 "Death - Petrus Cuypers architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93"

    • March 3, 1921 Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin

    • March 3, 1922 Birthday - Kazimierz Serocki composer

    • March 3, 1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka

    • March 3, 1923 TIME magazine is published for the first time.

    • March 3, 1923 Time magazine publishes first issue

    • March 3, 1923 "US Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague"

    • March 3, 1924 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed

    • March 3, 1924 "Sean O'Casey's ""Juno & the Paycock"", premieres in Dublin"

    • March 3, 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 President Kemal Atatrk.

    • March 3, 1925 "Birthday - Enzo Stuarti Italy, singer (Yesterday)"

    • March 3, 1925 "Birthday - Richard Vernon Reading Berkshire England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)"

    • March 3, 1926 Birthday - James Ingram Merrill US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)

    • March 3, 1926 "Death - Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer, dies at 58"

    • March 3, 1926 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami FL)

    • March 3, 1927 "Birthday - [Herman] Junior Parker rocker (Driving Wheel, In the Dark)"

    • March 3, 1927 "Birthday - Charles O Whitley (Representative-Democrat-NC, 1977- )"

    • March 3, 1927 Birthday - Frank Singleton librarian

    • March 3, 1927 Birthday - John McLaughlin commentator (McLaughlin Report)

    • March 3, 1928 Birthday - Dave Dudley singer (Six Days on the Road)

    • March 3, 1928 "Birthday - Don Gibson singer/writer (I can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me)"

    • March 3, 1928 Birthday - G Pausewang writer

    • March 3, 1928 "Birthday - Joe Conley Buffalo NY, actor (Ike-The Waltons)"

    • March 3, 1928 "Death - Jan [Jean] T Toorop Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69"

    • March 3, 1929 Birthday - Nicos Mamangakis composer

    • March 3, 1931 """ The Star-Spangled Banner"", written by Francis Scott Key, officially became the national anthem of the United States."

    • March 3, 1931 Birthday - Henk Knol Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)

    • March 3, 1931 "Birthday - Piet [van] Bambergen Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones)"

    • March 3, 1931 "Cab Calloway records ""Minnie the Moocher"" (Jazz's first million seller)"

    • March 3, 1931 "The United States officially adopts ""The Star-Spangled Banner"" as its national anthem."

    • March 3, 1932 "Birthday - Mara Corday Santa Monica CA, playmate (October 1958)"

    • March 3, 1932 "Death - Eugene Francis Charles D'albert composer, dies at 67"

    • March 3, 1933 "Birthday - Lee Radziwell Ross New York NY, princess (Jackie O's sister)"

    • March 3, 1933 "Birthday - Marco Antonio Muiz Mexico, Spanish singer (Murmullos)"

    • March 3, 1933 Birthday - Princess Lee Radziwell Ross New York NY (Jackie O's sister)

    • March 3, 1933 German Presidential candidate Earnest Thälmann (KPD) arrested

    • March 3, 1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated

    • March 3, 1933 Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated.

    • March 3, 1933 "New York NY premiere of ""King Kong"""

    • March 3, 1934 "Birthday - Gia Scala Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)"

    • March 3, 1934 "Death - Norman Houstoun O'Neill composer, dies at 58"

    • March 3, 1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

    • March 3, 1935 Birthday - Zhelyu Zhelev president of Bulgaria (1990- )

    • March 3, 1935 "Death - Neville Knox cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies"

    • March 3, 1935 "Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms"

    • March 3, 1936 Birthday - Jim Clark Formula 1 racer (1963 Champion)

    • March 3, 1937 Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down

    • March 3, 1938 "A world record for the indoor mile run was set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Glenn Cunningham made the distance in 4 minutes, 4.4 seconds."

    • March 3, 1938 Birthday - Douglas Leedy composer

    • March 3, 1938 Birthday - Lew De Witt singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)

    • March 3, 1938 Birthday - Willie Chambers guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)

    • March 3, 1938 "Death - Arthur Koestler writer, dies at 32"

    • March 3, 1938 Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.

    • March 3, 1939 Birthday - Hans Pieter Verhagen poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)

    • March 3, 1939 Birthday - M L Jaisimha cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)

    • March 3, 1939 "In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India."

    • March 3, 1940 "Artie Shaw records ""Frenesi"" on RCA Victor label"

    • March 3, 1940 "Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Lule, Sweden."

    • March 3, 1941 "Death - Constant W L Scheurleer archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59"

    • March 3, 1941 "Death - Ernst Cahn owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed"

    • March 3, 1941 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Göring in Berlin

    • March 3, 1942 "Birthday - Mike Pender Liverpool, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)"

    • March 3, 1942 "Birthday - Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)"

    • March 3, 1942 "Death - Amedeo Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43"

    • March 3, 1942 First combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane

    • March 3, 1942 "World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia killing more than 100 people."

    • March 3, 1943 "Birthday - Roger Swaybill actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)"

    • March 3, 1943 Bomb falls into London shelter; 173 die

    • March 3, 1943 "Death - George Thomson cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for England 1909-10), dies"

    • March 3, 1943 "F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' ""Harriet"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 3, 1943 US defeats Japan & wins Battle of Bismark Sea

    • March 3, 1943 "World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station."

    • March 3, 1944 Birthday - Janice Garfat rocker (Dr Hook)

    • March 3, 1944 The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov were instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.

    • March 3, 1945 "Birthday - Farooq Hamid cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan vs Australia 1964)"

    • March 3, 1945 "Birthday - Hattie Winston Greenville MS, actress (Nurse, Electric Company)"

    • March 3, 1945 Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter

    • March 3, 1945 "Death - Arthur Vanderpoorten Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61"

    • March 3, 1945 "Death - Koos Speenhoff Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75"

    • March 3, 1945 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511

    • March 3, 1945 "Roermond/Venlo Netherlands, freed"

    • March 3, 1945 US & Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor

    • March 3, 1945 US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall

    • March 3, 1945 World War II: Previously neutral Finland declares war on the Axis powers.

    • March 3, 1946 "Birthday - James C Adamson Warsaw NY, Lieutenant Colonel USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43)"

    • March 3, 1946 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill

    • March 3, 1946 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button

    • March 3, 1947 "Birthday - Dave Mount Carshalton Surrey England, rocker (Mud)"

    • March 3, 1948 Birthday - Byron MacGregor newscaster

    • March 3, 1948 Birthday - Reed Hundt FCC chairman

    • March 3, 1948 "Death - Antonin Artaud writer, dies at 51"

    • March 3, 1949 "Birthday - Bonnie J Dunbar Sunnyside WA, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89)"

    • March 3, 1949 "Birthday - James S Voss Cordova AL, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69)"

    • March 3, 1950 Birthday - Re Styles rock vocalist (Tubes)

    • March 3, 1950 "Birthday - Tim Kazurinsky Johnstown PA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy 2, 3, 4)"

    • March 3, 1951 Birthday - Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov Russian cosmonaut

    • March 3, 1952 Birthday - Robyn Hitchcock rocker (Moss Elixir)

    • March 3, 1952 Puerto Rico approves their first self written constitution

    • March 3, 1953 "A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan killing 11."

    • March 3, 1953 A Canadian Pacific Comet jet crashes with 11 fatalities; world's first commercial jet crash.

    • March 3, 1953 "Birthday - Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin Russia, cosmonaut"

    • March 3, 1953 Birthday - Dave Amato rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling)

    • March 3, 1953 "British Comet jet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed"

    • March 3, 1954 "Birthday - Keith Carlton Fergus Temple TX, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th)"

    • March 3, 1954 Birthday - Merrick [Chris Hughes] rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)

    • March 3, 1955 "A truck driver from Tupelo, MS made his first TV appearance. Elvis Aron Presley was featured on ""Louisiana Hayride""."

    • March 3, 1956 "Birthday - Jim Barton Lincoln NE, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-1996)"

    • March 3, 1956 Birthday - John F Reid cricketer (New Zealand batsman of 70's/80's)

    • March 3, 1956 "Birthday - Miguel Bos Panam, Spanish actor (Lo Mejor del Ao)"

    • March 3, 1956 "Death - Willem H Keesom Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79"

    • March 3, 1956 Indonesian government of Harahap resigns

    • March 3, 1956 "Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in New York"

    • March 3, 1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)

    • March 3, 1958 "Birthday - Bob Bradley Montclair NJ, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)"

    • March 3, 1958 "Birthday - Miranda Richardson Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)"

    • March 3, 1958 Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq

    • March 3, 1958 Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.

    • March 3, 1959 Birthday - Romeo Zondervan Dutch soccer player (NAC)

    • March 3, 1959 "British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis"

    • March 3, 1959 "Death - Lou Costello comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52"

    • March 3, 1959 "First US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched"

    • March 3, 1959 The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park.

    • March 3, 1960 "Death - Sammy White actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65"

    • March 3, 1960 "Ninth largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5"")"

    • March 3, 1961 "Birthday - Mary Page Keller actress (Duet, Scared Stiff, Baby Talk)"

    • March 3, 1961 Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.

    • March 3, 1961 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco

    • March 3, 1962 "Birthday - Herschel Walker WFL/NFL running back (New Jersey Generals, Dallas Cowboys)"

    • March 3, 1962 "Birthday - Jackie Joyner-Kersee East St Louis IL, heptathlete (Olympics-gold-88, 92)"

    • March 3, 1962 British Antarctic Territory is formed

    • March 3, 1963 "Birthday - Elizabeth Chavez Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91)"

    • March 3, 1963 "Birthday - Jacqueline Sheen Dallas TX, playmate (July, 1990)"

    • March 3, 1963 "Birthday - Kelly Miller Detroit MI, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)"

    • March 3, 1963 Senegal adopts constitution

    • March 3, 1964 "Birthday - Arturo Huerta Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96)"

    • March 3, 1964 Birthday - Atif Rauf cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman vs New Zealand 1994)

    • March 3, 1964 "Birthday - Laura Martinez-Herring Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA-1985 (Texas)/(Carla-General Hospital)"

    • March 3, 1964 "Birthday - Lisa Ann Poggi Grand Rapids MI, actress (Jolie-Loving)"

    • March 3, 1965 "Birthday - A J Sager Columbus OH, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)"

    • March 3, 1965 "Death - Carlo Gatti composer, dies at 88"

    • March 3, 1965 "Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, ""The Sound of Music""."

    • March 3, 1965 "Temptations' ""My Girl"" reaches #1"

    • March 3, 1966 A British Overseas Airways Boeing 707 flies into a mountain wave after the captain decides to give the passengers a close-up view of Mt. Fuji. All 124 people aboard are killed.

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Anthony Terrell Smith Los Angeles CA, rocker (Tone Loc-Let's Do It)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Claus Boekweg Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)"

    • March 3, 1966 Birthday - Dmitri Volkov Russian swimmer (world record)

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Ellen Minzner Lawrence MA, rower (Olympics-96)"

    • March 3, 1966 Birthday - Gary Parker WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Hope Marie Carlton Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Noelle Daghe Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Tone-Loc [Anthony Terrell Smith], Los Angeles CA, rocker (Let's Do It)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Birthday - Wendy Fletcher Boston MA, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Death - Alice Pearce comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52"

    • March 3, 1966 "Death - William Frawley actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 89"

    • March 3, 1966 "James Goldman's ""Lion in Winter"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 3, 1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée

    • March 3, 1966 "Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)"

    • March 3, 1966 "Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die"

    • March 3, 1967 "Birthday - Alexander Volkov Russia, tennis star"

    • March 3, 1967 Birthday - Calvin Williams NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)

    • March 3, 1967 "Birthday - Elizabeth Cheshire Burbank CA, actress (Jill-Sunshine)"

    • March 3, 1967 "Death - Georges Lonque composer, dies at 66"

    • March 3, 1967 "Eric Burdon and the Animals refuse to do a show in Ottawa unless they are paid in advance; audience of 3,000 go on a rampage, doing $5,000 in damages."

    • March 3, 1967 "Grenada gains partial independence from Britain, later the U.S. will come calling"

    • March 3, 1968 "Birthday - Brian Leetch Corpus Christi TX, NHL defenseman (Team USA, New York Rangers)"

    • March 3, 1968 "Birthday - Diann Roffe-Steinrotter Warsaw NY, alpine skier (Olympics-gold/silver-92)"

    • March 3, 1968 "Birthday - Scott Radinsky Simi Valley CA, pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers)"

    • March 3, 1968 "Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague"

    • March 3, 1968 "Jean Beliveau (Montréal) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 points"

    • March 3, 1969 Apollo 9 launched into 151 Earth orbits (10 days)

    • March 3, 1969 Birthday - Ronald Humphrey NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)

    • March 3, 1970 Birthday - Donovan Bergstrom US 3K steeplechase runner

    • March 3, 1970 Birthday - Inzamam-ul-Haq cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)

    • March 3, 1970 "Birthday - Kristine Radford Sydney Australia, tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham)"

    • March 3, 1970 Birthday - Rick Mirer NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)

    • March 3, 1970 "Birthday - Scott Keswick Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)"

    • March 3, 1970 Birthday - Shawn Marie Brogan Miss Iowa-USA (1997)

    • March 3, 1971 Beginning of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and India's official entry to the Bangladesh Liberation War in support of Mukti Bahini

    • March 3, 1971 Birthday - Terryl Ulmer CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

    • March 3, 1971 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles

    • March 3, 1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa

    • March 3, 1972 "Birthday - Christian Oliver actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)"

    • March 3, 1972 "Birthday - Martin Prochazka Slany Czechoslovakia, NHL forward (Toronto, Czechoslovakia Olympics-Gold-98)"

    • March 3, 1972 "Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain GA"

    • March 3, 1973 Birthday - Cory Raymer NFL center (Washington Redskins)

    • March 3, 1973 Birthday - James Dexter tackle (Arizona Cardinals)

    • March 3, 1973 Birthday - Jim Mills tackle (San Diego Chargers)

    • March 3, 1973 "Birthday - Tisha Venturini Modesto CA, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)"

    • March 3, 1973 "Birthday - Victoria Nika Zdrok Kiev Ukraine, playmate (October 1994)"

    • March 3, 1973 Birthday - Winslow Oliver running back (Carolina Panthers)

    • March 3, 1973 Number one hit on UK music charts - Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize

    • March 3, 1974 "Birthday - Jared Rushton actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)"

    • March 3, 1974 "Death - Barbara Ruick actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43"

    • March 3, 1974 "Death - Frank Wilcox actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66"

    • March 3, 1974 George Foreman KOs Ken Norton

    • March 3, 1974 "Roman Catholic and Lutheran officials reach an agreement for eventual reconciliation into one communion, marking the first agreement between the two churches since the Reformation."

    • March 3, 1974 "Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard."

    • March 3, 1974 "World's worst air disaster to date, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris France (346 die)"

    • March 3, 1975 "Birthday - Albert Fields Gary IN, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)"

    • March 3, 1975 "Birthday - David Faustino California, actor (I Had 3 Wifes, Bud-Married With Children)"

    • March 3, 1975 "Death - Lszl Nmeth Hungarian physician/author (Galilei/Iszony), dies at 73"

    • March 3, 1975 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana

    • March 3, 1975 "Thomas Berger 1933- starts public hearings into social and environmental costs of planned 4,184 km Mackenzie Valley pipeline"

    • March 3, 1976 "5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain."

    • March 3, 1976 "Death - Alfred Sendrey composer, dies at 92"

    • March 3, 1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia

    • March 3, 1977 Birthday - Bas Zuiderent cricketer (Holland all-rounder 1996 World Cup)

    • March 3, 1977 "Birthday - Ronan Keating Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)"

    • March 3, 1977 "Death - Percy Marmont actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93"

    • March 3, 1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms

    • March 3, 1978 Birthday - Carol Aquino Miss Guatemala-Universe (1997)

    • March 3, 1978 "Birthday - Douglas Osmond Provo UT, vocalist (Osmonds 2ndG)"

    • March 3, 1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland

    • March 3, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Bee Gees - Tragedy

    • March 3, 1980 USS Nautilus stricken.

    • March 3, 1982 "Death - Georges Perec French writer, dies at 45"

    • March 3, 1982 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams (D-NJ)

    • March 3, 1982 Statistics Canada confirms that Canada entered a recession in 1982. Gee all they had to do was ask me I could have told them

    • March 3, 1983 "Death - Arthur Koestler Hungarian/British writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77"

    • March 3, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Nena - 99 Red Balloons

    • March 3, 1985 """Moonlighting"" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres"

    • March 3, 1985 Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.

    • March 3, 1985 "Censorship: Women Against Pornography award their ""Pig Award"" to Huggies Diapers, claiming that the television ads had ""crossed the line between eye-catching and porn."""

    • March 3, 1985 "Death - Sarah Blanding 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86"

    • March 3, 1985 National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike

    • March 3, 1986 "Dedication of the National Naval Memorial in Anzac Parade, Canberra, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Australian Navy"

    • March 3, 1987 "Actor, singer, dancer, comedian, broadcaster and American entertainment icon, Danny Kaye, died in Los Angeles at the age of 74."

    • March 3, 1987 "Death - Danny Kaye comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74"

    • March 3, 1988 "Death - Lois Wilson actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies"

    • March 3, 1988 "Death - Sewall Wright US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98"

    • March 3, 1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines

    • March 3, 1989 "Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra"

    • March 3, 1990 "Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan), first black crowned 39th Miss USA"

    • March 3, 1990 "Death - Frans Goedhart Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86"

    • March 3, 1990 "Death - Gerard Blitz Belgian swimmer/founder (Club Md), dies at 88"

    • March 3, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me

    • March 3, 1991 An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

    • March 3, 1991 "Death - Arthur Murray dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia"

    • March 3, 1991 "Death - Clara Eggink [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84"

    • March 3, 1991 "In two concurring referendums: 74 % of the population of Latvia vote for independence from the Soviet Union, in Estonia - 83 %."

    • March 3, 1991 Iraqi generals & General Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

    • March 3, 1991 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

    • March 3, 1991 Los Angeles riot due to 4 LA Police Officers beating Rodney King

    • March 3, 1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as President of Sao Tomé e Principal

    • March 3, 1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18

    • March 3, 1991 "United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25"

    • March 3, 1992 "Death - Robert Beatty actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82"

    • March 3, 1992 "Death - Sandy Dennis actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54"

    • March 3, 1992 "Death - Ted Liss actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72"

    • March 3, 1992 "Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die"

    • March 3, 1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd number retired by New York Islanders

    • March 3, 1992 President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

    • March 3, 1992 The nation of Bosnia was established.

    • March 3, 1993 "Death - Albert Sabin physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86"

    • March 3, 1993 "Death - Carlos Montoya flamenco guitarist, dies at 89"

    • March 3, 1993 "Death - Cyril Collard French composer/director/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35"

    • March 3, 1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)

    • March 3, 1994 "Alan Eagleson indicted on 32 counts of embezzlement, fraud and racketeering; former head of the NHL Players Association"

    • March 3, 1994 "Death - Anita Morris actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50"

    • March 3, 1994 "Death - Bob Crisp cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies"

    • March 3, 1994 "Death - Karel Kryl folk singer, dies at 49"

    • March 3, 1994 IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry

    • March 3, 1995 Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce

    • March 3, 1995 "Death - Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar, dies at 84"

    • March 3, 1995 "Death - Howard Hunter US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87"

    • March 3, 1995 "Death - Howard Yanks founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65"

    • March 3, 1995 "Death - Pierre Tisseyre publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85"

    • March 3, 1995 "Death - Shiv Verma soldier, dies at 85"

    • March 3, 1995 "In Somalia, the United Nations peacekeeping mission ends."

    • March 3, 1996 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - David Bowman trade unionist, dies at 82"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - John Joseph Krol cardinal, dies at 95"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - Leo Malet writer, dies at 86"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord journalist, dies at 76"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - Lyle Talbot [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - Marguerite Duras writer, dies at 81"

    • March 3, 1996 "Death - Meyer Schapiro art historian, dies at 91"

    • March 3, 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."

    • March 3, 1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

    • March 3, 2002 Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favour of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.

    • March 3, 2004 "Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer."

    • March 3, 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."







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