1500s / 16th century history on the 3rd of March
1585 : The OLYMPiC THEATRE was inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy. It was designed by Andrea Palladio an Italian Renaissance architect. The trompe-l’œil optical illusion in the stage scenery gives the appearance of long streets with a distant horizon, and is the oldest surviving stage set still in existence. Official website : TeatrOlimpicoVicenza.it
1800s / 19th century history on the 3rd of March
1845 ~ Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
1849 ~ The Territory of Minnesota was created.
1861 ~ The Emancipation Manifesto was signed by Alexander II of Russia, which abolished serfdom to free the serfs.
1865 ~ HSBC : The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation was founded.
1873 ~ The Comstock Law was enacted by The U.S. Congress for Censorship in the United States, which made it illegal to send any obscene, lewd, or lascivious books through the mail.
1875 ~ Carmen the opera by Georges Bizet’s opera premièred at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France.
1875 ~ The 1st organized indoor game of ice hockey in the World was played, at Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1885 ~ The American Telephone & Telegraph Company was incorporated in New York.
1887 : HELEN KELLER met her miracle worker Anne Sullivan on the 3rd March 1887. Anne Sullivan began teaching 6 year old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Anne Sullivan pioneered “touch teaching” techniques, with the previously uncontrollable Helen Keller, who flourished, graduated from college and become an international lecturer and activist. Anne Sullivan was later dubbed “the miracle worker,” and remained Helen Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until Anne’s death in 1936.
1900s / 20th century history on the 3rd of March
1913 : The Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C had over 5000 women participants marching.
1931 : The STAR-SPANGLED BANNER was adopted as the national anthem by The United States. The lyrics were from the “Defence of Fort M’Henry” poem written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, and accompanied by the music from a British song “To Anacreon in Heaven” (aka “The Anacreontic Song”) written by John Stafford Smith in 1773.
1938 : Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia.
1942 : Japanese warplanes raided Broome, Western Australia, and killed over 100 people, during World War 2.
1945 : George Miller the Australian director was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is best known for creating the Mad Max movies.
1947 : JENNiFER WARNES the American singer was born in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is best known for her Grammy Awards in 1983 for the “Up Where We Belong” duet with Joe Cocker, and “I’ve Had The Time of My Life”.
1966 : TONE LōC the American rapper was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is best known for his 1989 hit songs “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina”…
1968 : BRiAN COX the English physicist was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He was also a keyboard player with Dare and D:Ream in the 1980s and 1990s.
1969 : NASA launched Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
1974 : Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashed at Ermenonville near Paris, France, and killed all 346 people aboard the plane.
1982 : JESSiCA BiEL the American actress was born in Ely, Minnesota, USA. She is best known as Mary Camden in the 7th Heaven drama series.
1985 : Earthquake hit the Valparaíso Region of Chile, with a magnitude of 8.3 causing 177 deaths, and almost 1 million homeless people.
1986 : The Australia Act 1986 commenced, resulting in Australia becoming fully independent from the United Kingdom.
1991 : Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers.
2000s / 21st century history on the 3rd of March
2005 : Steve Fossett became the first person to fly an airplane solo non-stop around the world without refueling.
Today in History for March 3rd by Associated Press
Video features : Rodney King was beaten in Los Angeles, Alexander Graham Bell the inventor was born, The Star Spangled Banner song became the national anthem for America, Time magazine hit the newsstands for the first time, and Steve Fossett’s non-stop global flight…
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