What Happened on March 3, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy
  • US Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred M Gruenther, US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)