What Happened on March 3

Historical Events

  • 1575 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi
  • 1857 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China

Mar 3 in Film & TV

  • 1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

Mar 3 in Music

  • 1875 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, France

Mar 3 in Sport

  • 1956 Dutch swimmer Cockie Gastelaars breaks 20-year old world record for 100m freestyle (1:04.2)

Did You Know?

US Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail

On March 3, 1873

Would You Believe?

A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured

On March 3, 2013

Famous Weddings

  • 1956 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia
  • 1967 American singer Liza Minnelli (20) weds Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen (23); divorce 1974
  • 1984 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

Famous Divorces

  • 1995 Camilla Parker Bowles (46) and her husband retired Army Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles(55) divorce, after 21 years of marriage
  • 2008 Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

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