March 3, 1873 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.
  • US Congress & government retroactively raise own salaries
  • US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps

Birthdays in History

  • William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)