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March 3rd History

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March 3rd In Pop Culture History

1873 - US Congress passed the 'Comstock Law', making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

1885 - American Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Bell.

1901 - The office of Standards, Weights and Measures was created by an act of the US Congress.

1915 - Birth of a Nation made it's east coast debut in NYC.

1915 - NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), the predecessor of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), was founded.

1919 -The first US international airmail service began, between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, B.C., Canada.

1923 - TIME magazine published the first issue.

1931 - President Herbert Hoover made Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States.

1938 - Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1951 - Watch Mr. Wizard debuted on NBC.

1951 - Jackie Brenston recorded 'Rocket 88' at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

1952 - In a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld a New York state law that prohibited communists from teaching in public schools.

1985 - Moonlighting premiered on ABC.

1990 - #1 Hit March 3, 1990 - March 23, 1990: Janet Jackson - Escapade

1991 - Rodney King was severely beaten by police officers in Los Angeles, CA. The footage was filmed by observers and then broadcast on television in the U.S. The incident led to massive riots by African-Americans in the city of Los Angeles.

March 3, 19** (fiction) Harleen Quinzel interviewed The Joker for the first time. Harkey Quinn, Batman, DC Comics

1997 - Daria premiered on MTV

2005 - After 67 hours, the first solo non-stop and fastest flight around the world without refueling ended when Steve Fossett landed at the Salina Municipal Airport, which he had left on February 28, 2005.

2007 - #1 Hit March 3, 2007 - March 9, 2007: Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around... Comes Around

2012 - #1 Hit March 3, 2012 - March 16, 2012: Katy Perry - Part of Me

March 3, 2017 - Nintendo Switch released, Video Game Console

March 3rd
Celebrity Birthdays

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William Charles Macready (1793, d.1873)
Alexander Graham Bell (1847)
Adelaide Neilson (1848, d.1880)
Florence Auer (1880, d.1962)
Edmund Lowe (1892)
Bill Nestell (1893)
Juanita Hansen (1895)
Robert Gordon (1895)
Edna Best (1900)
Rudy Dandridge (1902)
Donald Novis (1906)
Canada Lee (1907)
Kittens Reichert (1910, d.1990)
Jean Harlow (1911, d.1937)
Martin Ritt (1914)
James Doohan (1920, d.2005)
Diana Barrymore (1921)
Doc Watson (1923, d.2012)
Barney Martin (1923, d.2005)
Lilian Velez (1924, d.1948)
Enzo Stuarti (1925)
Richard Vernon (1925)
Dave Dudley (1928)
Mara Corday (1932)
Lee Radziwell Ross (1933)
Marco Antonio Munoz (1933)
Alfredo Landa (1933)
Gia Scala (1934)
Bobby Driscoll (1937, d.1968)
Willie Chambers (1938)
Mike Pender (1942)
Roger Swaybill (1943)
Janice Garfat (1944)
Hattie Winston (1945)
Jennifer Warnes (1947)
Dave Mount (1947)
Ed Marinaro (1950)
Re Styles (1950)
Tim Kazurinsky (1950)
Lindsay Cooper (1951)
Robyn Hitchcock (1952)
Dermot Morgan (1952, d.1998)
Dave Amato (1953)
Chris Hughes (1954)
Miranda Richardson (1958)
Mark Silvestri (1958)
Mary Page Keller (1961)
Knut Narum (1961)
Hershel Walker (1962)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962)
Jacqueline Sheen (1963)
Sophia Aliberti (1963)
Lisa Ann Poggi (1964)
Duncan Phillips (1964)
Hope Marie Carlton (1966)
Tone-Loc (1966)
Fernando Colunga (1966)
Elizabeth Cheshire (1967)
Julie Bowen (1970)
Tyler Florence (1971)
Christian Oliver (1972)
Victoria Nika Zdrok (1973)
Matthew Marsden (1973)
Jared Ruston (1974)
David Faustino (1974)
Albert Fields (1975)
Danica McKellar (1975)
Ronan Keating (1977)
Douglas Osmond (1978)
Patrick Renna (1979)
Alex Zane (1979)
Lil Flip (1981)
Jessica Biel (1982)
Stacie Orrico (1986)
If you were born today, you were probably conceived on June 10th!


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