On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
1873 Highlights

About March 3, 1873

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces