Historical Events on March 3 (Part 2)

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1975 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
  • 1976 5 workers are killed by the police in a demonstration in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
  • 1977 Ice Pairs Champs at Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (URS)
  • 1977 Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal
  • 1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
  • 1977 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)
  • 1977 World Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA)
  • 1978 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
  • 1979 26th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 71-63
  • 1979 20th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Tennessee beats Kentucky, 75-69
  • 1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1980 The USS Nautilus is decimmissioned.

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1980 Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

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1981 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1981 NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1982 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
  • 1984 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
  • 1984 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

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1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

  • 1985 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
  • 1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
  • 1985 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
  • 1985 National Union of Mine Workers in Britain ends a 51 week strike
  • 1987 Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame
  • 1989 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
  • 1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra
  • 1990 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1991 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1991 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • 1991 Iraqi generals & Gen "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

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1991 LA Police severely beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1991 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
  • 1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)
  • 1991 Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal
  • 1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
  • 1991 United Airlines 737 crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
  • 1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die
  • 1992 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

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1992 US President George H. W. Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1992 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • 1992 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established.
  • 1993 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • 1994 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • 1994 "Philoktetes Variations" with Ron Vawter premieres in Brussels

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1994 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Auckland beat Wellington by 9 wickets to win Shell Trophy Final
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM
  • 1997 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

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1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 2002 Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
  • 2002 33rd NAACP Image Awards: "Ali" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2004 Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
  • 2005 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. Deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 North-West Rebellion.
  • 2005 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane around the world solo without any stops without refueling - a journey of 40,234 km/25,000 mi completed in 67 hours and 2 minutes.
  • 2006 37th NAACP Image Awards: "Crash" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2009 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
  • 2009 The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.

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2010 "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 2012 Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27
  • 2012 Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured
  • 2013 45 people are killed by a bomb blast in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2013 A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured

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2015 "Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent

Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 2016 Eleventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Detroit, Michigan