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Friday March 3, 2017

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.

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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.

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March 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 1875
    Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
  • 1905
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
  • 1924
    The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
  • 1938
    Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
  • 1939
    In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
  • 1944
    The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
  • 1951
    Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records “Rocket 88”, often cited as “the first rock and roll record”, at Sam Phillips’ recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 1980
    The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
  • 2005
    Mayerthorpe 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?

  • 1851
    Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • 1880
    Yōsuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (d. 1946)
  • 1930
    K. S. Rajah, Senior Counsel and former Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore (d. 2010)
  • 1959
    Ira Glass, American radio host
  • 1966
    Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor
  • 1966
    Tone Lōc, American rapper and actor
  • 1970
    Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1971
    Tyler Florence, chef, television personality and cookbook author
  • 1978
    Ashwin Madia, U.S. politician
  • 1981
    Paul Lloyd, Jr., South African professional wrestler

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