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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, Pakistan, killing eight people and injuring several others.{{cite news|url=//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7920260.stm|title= Gunmen shoot Sri Lanka cricketers|date= 3 March 2009|work= BBC News|accessdate= 3 March 2009| archiveurl= //web.archive.org/web/20090304111158///news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7920260.stm| archivedate= 4 March 2009 !DASHBot| deadurl= no}}

Sunday, March 3, 2002

São Tomé and Príncipe hold legislative elections.
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian sniper firing from a hill near Ofra kills seven Israel Defense Forces soldiers and three Israeli settlers, and wounds another six. He is later captured and imprisoned for life.

Saturday, March 3, 2001

A U.S. Air Force Materials Command C-23 Sherpa transport crashes during stormy weather in the U.S. state of Georgia, killing 21.

Wednesday, March 3, 1999

Walter LaGrand is executed in the gas chamber in Arizona.

Sunday, March 3, 1996

A boat carrying market traders capsizes outside Freetown harbour, in Sierra Leone, killing at least 86.
March 4 ndash Two more suicide bombs explode in Israel, killing 32. The Yahya Ayyash Units admit responsibility, and Palestinian president Yasser Arafat condemns the killings in a televised address. Israel warns of retaliation.
Chechen rebels attack the Russian government headquarters in Grozny 70 Russian soldiers and policemen and 130 Chechen fighters are killed.
Mesut Yılmaz, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (53rd government)
José María Aznar, leader of the Popular Party, is elected prime minister of Spain, replacing Felipe González.

Friday, March 3, 1995

In Somalia, the United Nations peacekeeping mission ends.

Tuesday, March 3, 1992

Turkey's worst coal mine disaster leaves 263 dead near Zonguldak.

Saturday, March 3, 1990

The International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, a group of six explorer for six nations, completes the first dog sled crossing of Antarctica.

Monday, March 3, 1986

The first paper is published describing the Atomic force microscope, invented the previous year by Gerd Binnig, Calvin Quate and Christopher Berger.//prola.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v56/i9/p930_1

Sunday, March 3, 1985

An 8.0 on the Richter magnitude scale earthquake hits Santiago and Valparaíso in Chile leaving 177 dead, 2,575 hurt, 142,489 destroyed houses and about a million people homeless.

Wednesday, March 3, 1982

Monday, March 3, 1980

Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

Sunday, March 3, 1974

Turkish Airlines Flight 981 travelling from Paris to London crashes in a woods near Paris, killing all 346 aboard.
Following a hung parliament in the UK general election, Conservative prime minister Edward Heath resigns and is succeeded by Labour's Harold Wilson, who previously led the country from 1964 to 1970.{{cite news| url=//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/basics/4393301.stm | work=BBC News | title=1974 Feb: Hung parliament looms | date=April 5, 2005}}
"People" magazine's first issue released. Mia Farrow is on the cover.

Saturday, March 3, 1973

Tottenham Hotspur wins the Football League Cup final at Wembley, beating Norwich City 1–0.

Friday, March 3, 1972

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference Charter is signed (effective 28 February 1973).
Libya and the Soviet Union sign a cooperation treaty.
Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Friday, March 3, 1961

Black and white £5 notes cease to be legal tender in the UK.
United States delegate to the UNSC Adlai Stevenson votes against Portuguese policies in Africa.
Hassan II is crowned King of Morocco.
Max Conrad circumnavigates the earth in 8 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes, setting a new world record.
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, takes in its first students.
A ceasefire takes effect in the Algerian War of Independence.
"Nous les amoureux" by Jean-Claude Pascal (music by Jacques Datin, text by Maurice Vidalin) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 for Luxembourg.
The first U.S. Polaris submarines arrive at Holy Loch.
Cyprus joins the Commonwealth of Nations, becoming the first small country in the Commonwealth.{{cite journal |last=McIntyre |first=W. David |authorlink=W. David McIntyre |year=2008 |month=April |title=The Expansion of the Commonwealth and the Criteria for Membership |journal=Round Table |volume=97 |issue=395 |pages=273–85 |doi=10.1080/00358530801962089 |accessdate=2008-12-19 |e= }}
The Union of Peoples of Angola, led by Holden Roberto, attacks strategic locations in the north of Angola. These events result in the beginning of the colonial war with Portugal.
A dam burst in Kiev, USSR, killing 145.

Thursday, March 3, 1960

Elvis Presley returns home from Germany, after being away on duty for 2 years.

Sunday, March 3, 1957

"Net als toen" by Corry Brokken (music by Guus Jansen, text by Willy van Hemert) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 for the Netherlands.

Friday, March 3, 1950

The Soviet Union claims to have an atomic bomb.
Poland states that it intends to exile all Germans.
The first Volkswagen Type 2 (also known as the Microbus) rolls off the assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Saturday, March 3, 1945

The RAF accidentally bombs the Bezuidenhout neighbourhood in The Hague, Netherlands, killing 511 people.
United States and Filipino troops take Manila, Philippines.
Finland declares war on the Axis powers.
A possible experimental atomic test blast occurs at the Nazis' Ohrdruf military testing area.{{Dubious|date=February 2011}}

Friday, March 3, 1944

WWII: The Order of Nakhimov and the Order of Ushakov are instituted in the USSR.

Wednesday, March 3, 1943

173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green tube station in London.

Sunday, March 3, 1940

In Sweden, a time bomb destroys the office of "Norrskenflamman" (a Swedish communist newspaper), killing 5.

Tuesday, March 3, 1931

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is adopted as the United States National anthem.

Sunday, March 3, 1929

A revolt by Generals José Gonzalo Escobar and Jesús María Aguirre fails in Mexico.
Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States, succeeding Calvin Coolidge. His Vice President, Charles Curtis, became the first person with non-European ancestry to reach such a high office.
Establishment of the National Revolutionary Party ("Partido Nacional Revolucionario") in Mexico by ex-President Plutarco Elías Calles. Under a succession of names, it will hold power in the country continuously for 71 years.

Monday, March 3, 1924

The 1,400-year-old Islamic caliphate is abolished when Caliph Abdul Mejid II of the Ottoman Empire is deposed. The last remnant of the old regime gives way to the reformed Turkey of President Kemal Atatürk.

Monday, March 3, 1919

The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the conviction of Charles Schenck.

Sunday, March 3, 1918

WWI: Germany, Austria and Bolshevist Russia sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia's involvement in the war.

Wednesday, March 3, 1915

WWI: Off the coast of Chile, the Royal Navy force SMS "Dresden" to scuttle.
NACA, the predecessor of NASA, is founded.
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Friday, March 3, 1905

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly (the Duma).

Thursday, March 3, 1904

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a political recording of a document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.

Tuesday, March 3, 1903

The British admiralty announces plans to build a naval base at Rosyth.

Sunday, March 3, 1895

In Munich, bicyclists have to pass a test and display license plates.

Tuesday, March 3, 1891

Monday, March 3, 1890

The first football game in Ohio State history is played in Delaware, Ohio against Ohio Wesylan where Ohio State won 20–14.

Thursday, March 3, 1887

Anne Sullivan begins teaching Helen Keller.

Wednesday, March 3, 1886

The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Serbo-Bulgarian War in the Balkans.

Tuesday, March 3, 1885

A subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company, American Telephone and Telegraph (ATT), is incorporated in New York.

Monday, March 3, 1879

Wednesday, March 3, 1875

The first organized indoor game of ice hockey is played between two teams at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Canada.
Bizet’s "Carmen" is first performed at the Opéra Comique, Paris.

Monday, March 3, 1873

Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any obscene, lewd, or lascivious books through the mail.

Friday, March 3, 1865

The U.S. Congress authorizes formation of the Freedmen's Bureau.

Friday, March 3, 1854

Australia's first telegraph line, linking Melbourne and Williamstown, opens.

Monday, March 3, 1845

The United States Congress passes legislation overriding a presidential veto for the first time.
Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.

Friday, March 3, 1815

The first student association in the Netherlands, Vindicat atque Polit, has its first fraternity, Mutua Fides, opened.

Sunday, March 3, 1799

The Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu ends with the surrender of the French garrison.

Thursday, March 3, 1707

Death of Aurangzeb precipitates disintegration of Mughal Empire in India.

Thursday, March 3, 1639

The early settlement of Taunton, Massachusetts is incorporated as a town.

Wednesday, March 3, 1638

a mercenary army under Bernard de Saxe-Weimar fighting for France defeats imperial forces at the Battle of Rheinfelden.

Sunday, March 3, 1630

A fleet sent by the Dutch West India Company captures Recife from the Portuguese, establishing Dutch Brazil.

Thursday, February 22, 1431 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Eugene IV succeeds Pope Martin V as the 207th pope.

Sunday, February 23, 1365 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, February 23, 1353 (Julianian calendar)

Bern signs an alliance with the Swiss Confederation.
"The Decameron" is finished by Giovanni Boccaccio.

Thursday, February 23, 1301 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Go-Nijō succeeds Emperor Go-Fushimi on the throne of Japan.

Friday, February 28, 744 (Julianian calendar)

Theophylact succeeds Stephen IV{{dn|date=April 2012}} as Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch.
Salih ibn Tarif proclaims himself a prophet among the Berghouata of Morocco.
Saint Sturm establishes the monastery of Fulda. (or 742?)

Friday, March 2, 473 (Julianian calendar)

Gundobad (nephew of Ricimer) nominates Glycerius as emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Emperor Leo I refuses to recognize him and chooses Julius Nepos as candidate to the Western throne.

Thursday, March 2, 422 (Julianian calendar)

Shao Di, age 16, eldest son of Wu Di succeeds his father as emperor of the Liu Song Dynasty (China).
Theodosius II receives a statue at Hebdomon, military parade ground on the shores of the Propontis, just outside Constantinople. On its base (fragments are now in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum), an inscription praises him as “everywhere and forever victorius.”
The walls of Rome's Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum) crack during an earthquake.
Petrus, bishop of Illyria, starts construction of Church of Santa Sabina (approximate date).
The Roman army invade Gaul, they capture and execute the Frankish king Theudemeres with his family.
Theodosius II issues a law to form provisions in peacetime. He instructs landowners leasing towers in the Theodosian Walls to assist with the build-up of emergency goods. Theodosius pays a annual tribute of 350 pounds of gold to the Huns in order to buy peace.The End of Empire (p. 87). Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2
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