On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1869

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
  • University of South Carolina opens to all races

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Wood, British conductor associated with London's promenade "Proms" concerts (Gentle Art of Singing), born in London, England (d. 1944)