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.
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)
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
- 1873Censorship 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.
- 1875Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
- 1904Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
- 1915NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
- 1942World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
- 1958Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- 1985A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 1997The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
- 2004Belgian 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?
- 1831George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
- 1866Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
- 1893Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramicist (d. 1998)
- 1920Julius Boros, American golfer (d. 1994)
- 1933Lee Radziwill, American fashion executive
- 1933Margaret Fink, Australian film producer
- 1946John Virgo, English snooker player
- 1961Fatima Whitbread, English javelin thrower
- 1973Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
- 1986Jed Collins, American football player
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