March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2018 was the 62nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army is routed at the Battle of Brier Creek near Savannah, Georgia.
- 1861Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
- 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.
- 1931The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
- 1939In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
- 1942World War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing more than 100 people.
- 1958Nuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
- 1969Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
- 1985Arthur 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.
- 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?
- 1880Yōsuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (d. 1946)
- 1920Ronald Searle, British illustrator
- 1948Snowy White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd)
- 1962Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
- 1968Scott Radinsky, American musician (Pulley, Ten Foot Pole)
- 1975Aleksandr Abdulkhalikov, Russian professional footballer
- 1976Fraser Gehrig, Australian Rules footballer
- 1979Patrick Renna, American actor
- 1983Sarah Poewe, South African swimmer
- 1984Valerio Bernabò, Italian rugby player
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