On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1899

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy

Admiral George Dewey
George Dewey
  • US Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred M Gruenther, American commanding general (NATO, 1953-56)
  • Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
1899 Highlights

About March 3, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces