March 3, 1899 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

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