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Sunday March 3, 2019

March 3: Day of the Week

March 3, 2019 was the 62nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 1885
    The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
  • 1939
    In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
  • 1958
    Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
  • 1985
    Arthur Scargill declares that the National Union of Mineworkers national executive voted to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Great Britain without any peace deal over pit closures.
  • 1991
    In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.
  • 2009
    The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

Who were born on March 3?

  • 1520
    Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (d. 1575)
  • 1883
    Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
  • 1891
    Damaskinos, Archbishop of Athens and Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1949)
  • 1898
    Emil Artin, German mathematician (d. 1962)
  • 1927
    Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1940
    Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
  • 1946
    John Virgo, English snooker player
  • 1968
    Scott Radinsky, American musician (Pulley, Ten Foot Pole)
  • 1976
    Fraser Gehrig, Australian Rules footballer
  • 1984
    Santonio Holmes, American football player

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