March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2017 was the 62nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1284The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1865Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
- 1885The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
- 1924The 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 Kemal Atatürk.
- 1924The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
- 1945World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.
- 2005Mayerthorpe 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.
- 2009The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1652Thomas Otway, British dramatist (d. 1685)
- 1756William Godwin, English journalist, political philosopher and novelist (d. 1836)
- 1831George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
- 1924Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
- 1940Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
- 1951Heizō Takenaka, Japanese economist and retired politician
- 1956Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
- 1960Colin Wells, English cricketer
- 1982Martin Hauswald, German footballer
- 1985Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
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