On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1861

Historical Events

Emancipation of the Serfs

Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs and granting them the full rights of free citizens [O.S. Feb 19]

1861 Highlights

About March 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces