March 3: Day of the Week
March 3, 2021 is the 62nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1585The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
- 1820The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
- 1865Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
- 1904Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder.
- 1931The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
- 1943World War II: In London, England, 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station.
- 1945World War II: American and Filipino troops recapture Manila in the Philippines.
- 1980The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
- 1991United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
- 2004Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agree to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that forms InBev, the world’s largest brewer.
Who were born on March 3?
- 1940Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (d. 2010)
- 1946John Virgo, English snooker player
- 1960Colin Wells, English cricketer
- 1961John Matteson, American biographer
- 1961Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
- 1980Mason Unck, American football player
- 1981Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer
- 1984Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
- 1986Jed Collins, American football player
- 1988Riccardo Bocchino, Italian rugby player
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