On This Day

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, composer

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? 132 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces