March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2020 is the 63rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1575Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
- 1857Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
- 1875Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
- 1915NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
- 1924The Free State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
- 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.
- 2002Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
- 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?
- 1882Charles Ponzi, Italian fraud convict (d. 1949)
- 1910Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
- 1924Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
- 1949Gloria Hendry, American actress
- 1949Jesse Jefferson, American baseball player
- 1962Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American athlete
- 1966Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
- 1970Julie Bowen, American actress
- 1981Julius Malema, South African politician
- 1983Sarah Poewe, South African swimmer
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