March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2023 was the 62nd day of the year 2023 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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1284The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
- 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.
- 1904Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
- 1910Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
- 1918Germany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia’s involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
- 1958Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- 1974Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
- 1985A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 2004Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1606Edmund Waller, British poet (d. 1687)
- 1869Henry Joseph Wood, English conductor (d. 1944)
- 1924Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
- 1930Heiner Geißler, German politician
- 1940Perry Ellis, fashion designer (d. 1986)
- 1955Andy Breckman, American comedian and radio personality
- 1975Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov, Russian professional footballer
- 1981Lil' Flip, American rapper
- 1985Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
- 1990Vladimir Janković, Greek-Serbian basketball player
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