March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2019 is the 62nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
- 1885The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
- 1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
- 1915NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
- 1924The 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Atatürk.
- 1924The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
- 1958Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- 1985A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
- 1991An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
- 1991United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1583Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English diplomat, poet, and philosopher (d. 1648)
- 1886Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
- 1895Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- 1920Ronald Searle, British illustrator
- 1924Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
- 1926James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)
- 1955Darnell Williams, British actor
- 1957Thom Hoffman, Dutch actor and photographer
- 1983Chris Roberson, American football player
- 1986Stacie Orrico, American singer
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