March 3

March 3

Hinamatsuri or "Girl's Day"
(Japan)
Liberation Day (Bulgaria)
Mother's Day (Georgia)
Sportsmen's day (Egypt)

Events
1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.
1865 – Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
1885 – The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
1904 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's phonograph cylinder.
1910 – Rockefeller Foundation: J.D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can devote all his time to philanthropy.
1915 – NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
1923 – TIME magazine is published for the first time.
1931 – The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1974 – Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes at Ermenonville near Paris, France killing all 346 aboard.
1985 – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the Valparaíso Region of Chile, killing 177 and leaving nearly a million people homeless.
1991 – In concurrent referenda, 74% of the population of Latvia votes for independence from the Soviet Union, and 83% in Estonia.
1991 – United Airlines Flight 585 crashes on approach into Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing 25.
2002 – Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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