March 3 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Dolls' Festival/Girls' Festival
Japan Observance
World Wildlife Day
- International
Mothers' Day
Georgia Public Holiday
Martyrs' Day
Malawi Public Holiday
Liberation Day
Bulgaria National Holiday
Town Meeting Day Vermont
United states State Holiday
Peasants' Day
Myanmar Public Holiday

Historical Events on March 3

  • 1776: During the American Revolutionary War, the U.S Marine Corps perform their first amphibious landing at the Battle of Nassau.
  • 1779: Near Savannah, Georgia at the Battle of Brier Creek during the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Army is routed by British forces.
  • 1820: The Missouri Compromise is passed by the United States Congress.
  • 1845: Florida enters the United States as the 27thS State.
  • 1849: The Minnesota Territory is organized on this date.
  • 1857: During the Second Opium War, the U.K and France declare war against China.
  • 1859: The Great Slave Auction – the largest pre-Civil War slave auction in the U.S – finishes on this day.
  • 1873: The Comstock Law is passed by the United States Congress. This law makes it illegal to seen “lewd or obscene” material through the mail.
  • 1913: In Washington, D.C., thousands of women march in suffrage parades.
  • 1923: The first issue of Time Magazine is published on this date.
  • 1931: The “Star Spangled Banner” is adopted by the U.S as its national anthem.
  • 1938: In Saudi Arabia, oil is discovered.
  • 1942: More than a hundred people are killed in Western Australia when Imperial Japanese warplanes raid Broome during World War II.
  • 1943: Over 170 people are crushed to death as they were trying to get into an air raid shelter at the Bethnal Green Tube Station in London during WWII.
  • 1945: American and Filipino forces capture Manila.
  • 1991: Amateur video captures the brutal beating of Rodney King by police offices of the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • 1997: After over two years of construction, Sky Tower opens in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s the tallest free standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere.

Famous Birthdays on March 3

  • Scottish-American engineer and inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell is born in 1847.
  • English conductor Henry Wood is born in 1869.
  • Italian businessman and conman, Charles Ponzi is born in 1882.
  • American actress Jessica Biel is born in 1982.
  • Australian rugby player, Brent Tate is born in 1982.