What Happened on March 3, 1873

Historical Events

  • US Congress & government retroactively raise own salaries
  • US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
  • US Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail
1873 History

Famous Birthdays

  • William Green, American trade union leader and president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52), born in Coshocton, Ohio (d. 1952)
Born in 1873

About March 3, 1873

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces