On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1847

Historical Events

  • 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne wins aboard 10/1 Mathew; regarded as the first Irish-trained horse to win the race
  • 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)


1847 Highlights

About March 3, 1847

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 173 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces