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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1857Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
- 1865Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
- 1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
- 1931The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
- 1940Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
- 1953A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 11.
- 1958Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- 2004Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
- 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?
- 1778Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Hanover (d. 1841)
- 1847Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian inventor (d. 1922)
- 1883Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)
- 1887Lincoln J. Beachey, American aviator (d. 1915)
- 1923Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1949Jüri Allik, Estonian psychologist
- 1954Édouard Lock, Canadian dance choreographer (La La La Human Steps)
- 1955Andy Breckman, American comedian and radio personality
- 1966Tone Lōc, American rapper and actor
- 1973Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
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