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 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)
- 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.
- 1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
- 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.
- 1938Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
- 1939In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
- 1945World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
- 1980The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- 1985A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 1991An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1805Jonas Furrer, first President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1861)
- 1873William Green, American labor union leader (d. 1952)
- 1896Leontios, Archbishop of Cyprus (d. 1947)
- 1920Ronald Searle, British illustrator
- 1968Scott Radinsky, American musician (Pulley, Ten Foot Pole)
- 1975Aleksei Abdulkhalikov, Russian professional footballer
- 1978Ilias Anastasakos, Greek footballer
- 1981Lil' Flip, American rapper
- 1982Colton Orr, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983Chris Roberson, American football player
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