On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1906

Historical Events

  • Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traian Vuia tested in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Albany "Barney" Bigard, Creole-American jazz clarinetist (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1927-42 - "Mood Indigo"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1980)
  • Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
1906 Highlights

About March 3, 1906

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces