On This Day in History, March 03

If you like following the News and reading Newspapers, you must be aware of everything that is happening in your country and beyond. How about you walk down memory lane by reading this list of major events that took place on March 3. See whether you can remember any of these below!

  • 1887 – Anne Sullivan began teaching 6-year-old blind-deaf Helen Keller.
  • 1908 – It was reported that H.R. Patterson was appointed the new tax collector for Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1923 – The first issue of the weekly periodical, “TIME” appeared on newsstands featuring Joseph Gurney Cannon, the grand old man of Congress.
  • 1931 – Cab Calloway makes music history when he records “Minnie the Moocher.”
  • 1939 – Mahatma Gandhi began a fast in Mumbai (Bombay) to protest against the autocratic rule in India.
  • 1968 – A British airplane crashed into Mt. Glungezer, which is located in Austria.
  • 1968 – A Liberian registered tanker snapped in two in Puerto Rico, creating an oil slick four miles long and a mile wide.
  • 1972 -On this date in history, it was announced that consumer interest rates could dramatically increase.
  • 1974 – A Turkish Airlines DC10 crashed near Paris, en route to London, killing all 345 people on board.
  • 1985 – Miners’ leaders vote to end the longest-running industrial dispute in Britain’s History without a peace deal over proposed pit closures.
  • 1991 -The U.S.A. police brutality was captured on film.
  • 2002 – Switzerland joined the United Nations.
  • 2005 – Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop, around the globe without refueling.
  • 2007 -The Cherokee Nation of Native Americans voted to revoke the tribal citizenship of descendants of the black slaves that Cherokees once owned.
  • 2008 -Worldwide stock markets went down as investors worried about a possible U.S. recession.
  • 2009 -The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked on their way to play a match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2009 -Barack Obama said that the Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ remains intact while holding talks with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House.
  • 2010 -The White House declassified some of its plans on how it will protect the nation’s computer networks from cyber-warfare.
  • 2013– A 2-year-old US girl became the first child born with HIV to be cured.
  • 2014– Three policemen were killed in a bomb blast in Daih, Bahrain while trying to break up rioting and anti-government protesters.

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