On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 2020

Historical Events

  • Heavy rain and landslides hit coastal areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states, Brazil, killing at least 18 people
  • Iran releases 54,000 people from prison to avoid spread of COVID-19 as country reports 77 deaths and 2,300 cases including two dozen MPs
  • Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, are the 1st women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize
  • Last Ebola patient discharged from hospital in Beni, DR Congo, raising hopes outbreak at an end in the country after 2,300 deaths
  • Powerful storm producing multiple tornadoes rips through central Tennessee killing at least 25

Historic Event

Super Tuesday: Biggest voting day for Democrats selecting their presidential candidate revives Joe Biden's campaign, he wins nine states, while Bernie Sanders wins four including California

  • UK had its wettest February since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office, 209.1mm of rainfall, 237% above average
  • US Federal Reserve makes its largest rate cut in a decade, short-tern interest rates by 0.5% to protect economy against COVID-19
  • World Bank pledges $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with COVID-19
2020 Highlights

About March 3, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Box - Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: No Time To Die - Billie Eilish