March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2022 was the 62nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 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.
- 1938Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
- 1943World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
- 1945World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.
- 1969Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
- 1991An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
- 2005Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1831George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
- 1860John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)
- 1879József Klekl, Slovene writer and journalist (d. 1936)
- 1896Leontios, Archbishop of Cyprus (d. 1947)
- 1926James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)
- 1940Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)
- 1961Mary Page Keller, American actress
- 1974Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV presenter and actress
- 1988Jan-Arie van der Heijden, Dutch footballer
- 1992Jordy Lucas, Australian actress
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