March 3rd Events

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March 3rd, 2005 (March 03 2005)EventMayerthorpe 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.
March 3rd, 2005 (March 03 2005)EventSteve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane around the world solo without any stops without refuelinga journey of 40,234 km/25,000 mi completed in 67 hours and 2 minutes.
March 3rd, 2004 (March 03 2004)EventBelgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world s largest brewer.
March 3rd, 2002 (March 03 2002)EventCitizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
March 3rd, 1997 (March 03 1997)EventThe tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
March 3rd, 1992 (March 03 1992)EventThe nation of Bosnia was established.
March 3rd, 1991 (March 03 1991)EventAn amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
March 3rd, 1991 (March 03 1991)EventIn two concurring referendums: 74 % of the population of Latvia vote for independence from the Soviet Union, in Estonia83 %.
March 3rd, 1991 (March 03 1991)EventUnited Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
March 3rd, 1985 (March 03 1985)EventArthur 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.
March 3rd, 1985 (March 03 1985)EventCensorship: Women Against Pornography award their "Pig Award" to Huggies Diapers, claiming that the television ads had "crossed the line between eye-catching and porn."
March 3rd, 1980 (March 03 1980)EventThe USS Nautilus is stricken.
March 3rd, 1976 (March 03 1976)Event5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
March 3rd, 1974 (March 03 1974)EventTurkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
March 3rd, 1974 (March 03 1974)EventRoman Catholic and Lutheran officials reach an agreement for eventual reconciliation into one communion, marking the first agreement between the two churches since the Reformation.
March 3rd, 1972 (March 03 1972)EventMohawk Airlines Flight 405 crashes in unexplained circumstances.
March 3rd, 1971 (March 03 1971)EventBeginning of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and India s official entry to the Bangladesh Liberation War in support of Mukti Bahini.
March 3rd, 1969 (March 03 1969)EventApollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
March 3rd, 1961 (March 03 1961)EventHassan II becomes King of Morocco.
March 3rd, 1958 (March 03 1958)EventNuri as-Said becomes the prime minister of Iraq for the 14th time.
March 3rd, 1953 (March 03 1953)EventA Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan killing 11.
March 3rd, 1945 (March 03 1945)EventWorld War II: Previously neutral Finland declares war on the Axis powers.
March 3rd, 1944 (March 03 1944)EventThe Order of Nakhimov and Order of Ushakov were instituted in USSR as the highest naval awards.
March 3rd, 1943 (March 03 1943)EventWorld 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.
March 3rd, 1942 (March 03 1942)EventWorld War II: Ten Japanese warplanes raid the town of Broome, Western Australia killing more than 100 people.
March 3rd, 1940 (March 03 1940)EventFive people are killed in an arson attack on the offices of the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman in Lulea, Sweden.
March 3rd, 1939 (March 03 1939)EventIn Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
March 3rd, 1938 (March 03 1938)EventOil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
March 3rd, 1931 (March 03 1931)EventThe United States officially adopts "The Star-Spangled Banner" as its national anthem.
March 3rd, 1924 (March 03 1924)EventThe 1400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposedied in The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of Kemal Ataturk.
March 3rd, 1924 (March 03 1924)EventFree State of Fiume is annexed by Kingdom of Italy.
March 3rd, 1923 (March 03 1923)EventTIME magazine is published for the first time.
March 3rd, 1918 (March 03 1918)EventGermany, Austria and Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ending Russia s involvement in World War I, and leading to the independence of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
March 3rd, 1915 (March 03 1915)EventNACA, the predecessor of NASA founded.
March 3rd, 1913 (March 03 1913)EventEstablishment of the first football club in BulgariaTicha, now known as PFC "Cherno More".
March 3rd, 1910 (March 03 1910)EventRockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he could devote full time to being a philanthropist. Devo Quotes
March 3rd, 1905 (March 03 1905)EventTsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly (the Duma).
March 3rd, 1904 (March 03 1904)EventKaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison s cylinder.
March 3rd, 1891 (March 03 1891)EventThe Penalty Spot Kick rule in Association Football is conceived, but does not come into effect until the next season.
March 3rd, 1885 (March 03 1885)EventThe American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
March 3rd, 1879 (March 03 1879)EventThe United States Geological Survey is created.
March 3rd, 1878 (March 03 1878)EventBulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire according to the Treaty of San Stefano; shortly after Congress of Berlin stripped its status to an autonomous state of the Ottoman Empire.
March 3rd, 1877 (March 03 1877)EventRutherford B. Hayes is privately inaugurated as the 19th President of the United States (his public inauguration coming on March 5).Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes
March 3rd, 1875 (March 03 1875)EventGeorges Bizet s opera Carmen premieres at the Opera Comique of Paris.
March 3rd, 1875 (March 03 1875)EventThe first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.
March 3rd, 1873 (March 03 1873)EventCensorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
March 3rd, 1865 (March 03 1865)EventThe U.S. Congress authorizes the formation of the Freedmen s Bureau.
March 3rd, 1865 (March 03 1865)EventOpening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
March 3rd, 1863 (March 03 1863)EventThe Idaho Territory organizes as a political division of the United States.
March 3rd, 1861 (March 03 1861)EventAlexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs.
March 3rd, 1857 (March 03 1857)EventSecond Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
March 3rd, 1849 (March 03 1849)EventThe United States Department of the Interior is established.
March 3rd, 1849 (March 03 1849)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.
March 3rd, 1845 (March 03 1845)EventFlorida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
March 3rd, 1845 (March 03 1845)EventFor the first time the U.S. Congress passes legislation overriding a presidential veto.
March 3rd, 1820 (March 03 1820)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
March 3rd, 1817 (March 03 1817)EventThe Alabama Territory is created by splitting the Mississippi Territory.
March 3rd, 1803 (March 03 1803)EventColegio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello.
March 3rd, 1791 (March 03 1791)EventThe United States Mint is created by the Congress of the United States.
March 3rd, 1585 (March 03 1585)EventThe Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
March 3rd, 1575 (March 03 1575)EventIndian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

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