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.
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March 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1861Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
- 1875Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
- 1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
- 1924The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
- 1938Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
- 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.
- 1951Jackie 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.
- 1980The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- 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?
- 1851Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
- 1880Yōsuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (d. 1946)
- 1930K. S. Rajah, Senior Counsel and former Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore (d. 2010)
- 1959Ira Glass, American radio host
- 1966Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor
- 1966Tone Lōc, American rapper and actor
- 1970Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
- 1971Tyler Florence, chef, television personality and cookbook author
- 1978Ashwin Madia, U.S. politician
- 1981Paul Lloyd, Jr., South African professional wrestler
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