What Happened on March 3, 1889

Historical Events

  • US President Harrison announced the government would open the 1.9 million-acre tract of Indian Territory for settlement precisely at noon on April 22

Famous Birthdays

  • Fritz Behrend, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
Born in 1889

Famous Deaths

  • (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, dies at 49
1889 Highlights

About March 3, 1889

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces