What Happened on March 3, 1847

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne aboard Mathew IRE wins
  • US Post Office Department is authorized to issue postage stamps

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British-American inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1922)