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)
- 1585The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1861Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
- 1969Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
- 1985A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 1991In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.
- 2002Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1825Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (d. 1879)
- 1922Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
- 1923Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1926Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)
- 1946John Virgo, English snooker player
- 1954Jorge José Emiliano dos Santos Brazilian football referee (d. 1995)
- 1966Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
- 1970Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
- 1981Julius Malema, South African politician
- 1988Riccardo Bocchino, Italian rugby player
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