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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 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? 1 year, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces