On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1883

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
  • In the series decider England beats Scotland, 2 tries to 1 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh to win the inaugural Home Nations Rugby Championship with an undefeated record

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyril Burt, educational psychologist (d. 1971)