On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1849

Historical Events

  • Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin and the $1 Gold Liberty coin in the USA
  • Territory of Minnesota organizes
  • US Home Department (later renamed the Department of the Interior) established by Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer
1849 Highlights

About March 3, 1849

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces