March 3 Events in History - March 3 Birthdays - March 3 Deaths
2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to U.S. Congress on his concerns with current negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program, portraying the deal as dangerous; U.S. President Barack Obama dismissed the speech content as 'nothing new'
2014 Bill Gates is named the world's richest person in the 'Forbes' annual ranking, with a total net worth of $76 billion; he outranked last year's wealthiest person, Carlos Slim, by $4 billion
2014 The world's largest virus to date is discovered in 30,000-year-old Siberian ice; the ancient virus is still able to infect amoebae, its target hosts
2013 As a precautionary measure, Queen Elizabeth II is admitted to the hospital for observation after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis
2013 A 2-year old Mississippi girl born with HIV/AIDS is pronounced HIV negative after receiving treatment for the virus within 30 hours after her birth
2012 U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins the caucus in Washington state
2012 Australia's Nepean-Hawkesbury River system floods after the Warragamba Dam overflows, causing evacuations in the Sydney suburbs Richmond, Pitt Town and Grono Point
2011 The United Nations releases a report stating world food prices are at the highest in 20 years
2011 U.S. airlines continue increasing fares as a result of the high cost of jet fuel
2010 At least 33 people are killed, more than 50 wounded, by multiple suicide bombers in Baquoba, Iraq
2005 Steve Fossett flies the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer to a world record by completing the first non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world
2005 Garry Kasparov retires professionally from chess
2002 Earthquake kills at least 150 100 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan
1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville, North Carolina on WRCQ 103.5 FM
1996 26th Easter Seal Telethon
1996 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
1995 Camilla Parker Bowles and her husband Andrew divorce
1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 510 performances
1994 "Philoktetes Variations," with Ron Vawter, premieres in Brussels
1994 IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die
1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by New York Islanders
1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 41 performances
1991 25 die as United Airlines Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
1991 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* vs. WI at Kingston
1991 Iraqi generals and General Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
1991 Four Los Angeles Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video
1991 Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the U.S.S.R.
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tome e Principal
1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
1991 United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
1990 Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra
1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres
1985 "My One and Only" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 767 performances
1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 Bill (Willie) Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million
1985 National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike
1984 New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
1982 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams D-New Jersey
1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th and final hat trick of season-4 goals
1981 New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI vs. Australia)
1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1977 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
1977 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (U.S.S.R.)
1977 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
1975 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 104 performances
1975 Linda McCartney is charged in U.S. with possession of marijuana
1974 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 9 performances
1974 Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4
1974 George Foreman KOs Ken Norton
1974 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
1973 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 31 performances
1973 White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000
1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
1971 South African Broadcasting lifts its ban on the Beatles
1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1969 Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
1968 "Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City
1968 Greece, Portugal and Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
1968 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts
1967 Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
1966 Buffalo Springfield form, Steven Stills, Neil Young
1966 James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in New York City
1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
1966 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
1966 Twister hits Jackson, Mississippi; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
1966 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting
1965 Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
1965 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1963 Senegal adopts constitution
1962 British Antarctic Territory forms
1961 King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
1960 9th largest snowfall in New York City history, 14.5"
1959 1st U.S. probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
1959 British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
1959 San Francisco Giant's rename their stadium Candlestick Park
1958 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1958 Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1957 Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then"
1957 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham and Jones (GRB)
1957 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner and Paul (CAN)
1957 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1957 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (U.S.)
1956 Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)
1956 Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1956 Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
1955 Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show
1953 Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
1953 Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St. Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
1952 Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1951 Bill Mlkvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
1950 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
1946 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1946 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1945 Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarters
1945 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
1945 U.S. and Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
1945 U.S. 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
1944 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
1943 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
1943 F Ryerson and Cohn Claues' "Harriet," premieres in New York City
1943 U.S. defeats Japan and wins Battle of Bismark Sea
1942 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
1941 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Goring in Berlin
1940 Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
1938 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)
1937 Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
1936 Grimmett ends his Test career with 13 wkts in 5th Test vs. South Africa
1935 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1933 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated
1933 New York City premiere of "King Kong"
1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes U.S. national anthem
1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1926 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Florida)
1924 German and Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
1924 Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock," premieres in Dublin
1923 U.S. Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague
1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume and Rijeka
1922 WWJ-AM in Detroit Michigan begins radio transmissions
1921 Toronto's Dr. Banting and Dr. Best announce discovery of insulin
1920 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
1919 1st international air mail service from U.S., Seattle-Victoria, British Columbia
1919 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
1918 Richard Goring's "Seeschlacht," premieres in Berlin
1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia sign
1917 Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
1917 Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
1917 Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates (OS)
1915 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
1913 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington D.C.
1911 1st U.S. federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
1909 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-3
1906 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
1905 U.S. Forest Service forms
1903 North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
1901 Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
1900 U.S. Steel Corporation organizes
1899 Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
1899 George Dewey becomes 1st in U.S. with rank of Admiral of the Navy
1894 1st Greek-language publication in U.S. begins, "NY Atlantis"
1894 4th and last British government of Gladstone resigns
1893 Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
1893 Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
1892 1st cattle tuberculosis test in U.S. made, Villa Nova, Penn
1891 Congress creates U.S. Courts of Appeal
1891 Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department) created
1887 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
1887 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1885 1st U.S. state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission
1885 American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1885 Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government)
1885 U.S. Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
1883 Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in U.S. navy
1882 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
1879 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
1879 U.S. Geological Survey director authorized in Department of the Interior
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1875 Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years
1875 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
1873 Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
1873 U.S. Congress and government raise own salary, retroactively
1871 Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
1871 Congress establishes the civil service system
1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
1865 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established
1865 Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
1863 1st U.S. wartime military conscription bill enacted
1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 Congress authorizes a U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
1863 Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
1863 Idaho Territory forms
1863 Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1862 Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom
1855 Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1855 Congress authorizes registered mail
1853 Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress
1853 U.S. Assay Office in New York City authorized
1851 Congress authorizes smallest U.S. silver coin (3 cent piece)
1849 Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
1849 Home Department (Interior Department), forms
1849 Minnesota Territory is organizes
1849 Territory of Minnesota organizes
1849 U.S. Department of the Interior established by Congress
1847 Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
1845 1st time, U.S. Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
1845 Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
1845 Florida becomes 27th state
1843 Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
1842 1st U.S. child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
1842 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada
1837 Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
1837 U.S. president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
1835 Congress authorizes a U.S. mint at New Orleans Louisiana
1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1817 Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
1815 U.S. declares war on Algiers for taking U.S. prisoners and demanding tribute
1813 Office of surgeon general of the U.S. Army forms
1812 U.S. passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
1805 Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
1803 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
1801 1st U.S. Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
1794 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
1794 Richard Allen founded AME Church
1791 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits and carriages)
1791 Congress establishes U.S. Mint
1776 U.S. commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden
1634 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil
1431 Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
1409 Austrian civil war ends
493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
468 St. Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
78 Origin of Saka Era (India)