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.
March 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1575Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
- 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.
- 1885The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
- 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.
- 1923TIME magazine is published for the first time.
- 1939In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
- 1944The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
- 1991In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.
- 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.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1800Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (d. 1862)
- 1847Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian inventor (d. 1922)
- 1886Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
- 1928Gudrun Pausewang, German writer
- 1933Lee Radziwill, American fashion executive
- 1949Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
- 1954Édouard Lock, Canadian dance choreographer (La La La Human Steps)
- 1955Darnell Williams, British actor
- 1982Martin Hauswald, German footballer
- 1983Ashley Hansen, Australian Rules footballer
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