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)
- 1284The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England.
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1845Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
- 1875The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
- 1904Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
- 1923TIME magazine is published for the first time.
- 1939In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
- 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.
- 2009The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1866Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
- 1880Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)
- 1891Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer (d. 1982)
- 1918Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
- 1920Ronald Searle, British illustrator
- 1962Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
- 1965Dragan Stojković, Serbian footballer
- 1974Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV presenter and actress
- 1978Matt Diaz, American baseball player
- 1986Stacie Orrico, American singer
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