March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2017 was the 62nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1845Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
- 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.
- 1875The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
- 1885The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
- 1904Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
- 1945World War II: A former Armia Krajowa unit massacres at least 150 Ukrainian civilians in Pawłokoma, Poland.
- 1951Jackie 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.
- 1969Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1606Edmund Waller, British poet (d. 1687)
- 1866Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
- 1886Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
- 1940Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist
- 1946John Virgo, English snooker player
- 1961Perry McCarthy, English racing driver
- 1964Laura Harring, Mexican-born American actress
- 1966Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
- 1973Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
- 1984Santonio Holmes, American football player
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