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March 3 Historical Events

The following events took place on March 3. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 59 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 473
    Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 724
    Empress Genshō abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew Shōmu who becomes emperor of Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1585
    The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1799
    The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison.
  • 1820
    The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
  • 1845
    Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
  • 1857
    Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 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.
  • 1875
    The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in the Montreal Gazette.
  • 1878
    The Russo-Turkish War ends as 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.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 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.
  • 1905
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
  • 1910
    Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
  • 1913
    Thousands of women march in a suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.
  • 1915
    NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    TIME magazine is published for the first time.
  • 1924
    The thirteen-century-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdülmecid II of the Ottoman Empire 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 Kingdom of Italy.
  • 1931
    The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
  • 1938
    Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
  • 1938
    The Mallard the fastest steam driven train on the planet, was built by LNER Doncaster Works England

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