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Friday March 3, 2017

March 3: Day of the Week

March 3, 2017 is the 62nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

March 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1958
    Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
  • 1985
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world’s largest brewer.

Who were born on March 3?

  • 1831
    George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
  • 1866
    Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
  • 1893
    Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramicist (d. 1998)
  • 1920
    Julius Boros, American golfer (d. 1994)
  • 1933
    Lee Radziwill, American fashion executive
  • 1933
    Margaret Fink, Australian film producer
  • 1946
    John Virgo, English snooker player
  • 1961
    Fatima Whitbread, English javelin thrower
  • 1973
    Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • 1986
    Jed Collins, American football player

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