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Wednesday March 3, 2021

March 3: Day of the Week

March 3, 2021 was the 62nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 303 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau.
  • 1861
    Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
  • 1905
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
  • 1939
    In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India.
  • 1940
    Five people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Luleå, Sweden.
  • 1944
    The Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov are instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
  • 1951
    Jackie 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.
  • 1980
    The USS Nautilus is decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
  • 1985
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
  • 2005
    Mayerthorpe 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?

  • 1831
    George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
  • 1903
    Vasily Kozlov, Soviet politician (d. 1967)
  • 1914
    Asger Jorn, Danish painter (d. 1973)
  • 1926
    Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)
  • 1949
    Gloria Hendry, American actress
  • 1956
    Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1968
    Brian Leetch, American ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • 1980
    Mason Unck, American football player
  • 1981
    Lil' Flip, American rapper

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