On This Day

Events in History on March 3 (Part 2)

  • 2016 Eleventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2017 Mass grave of 800 children and infants confirmed at a former Catholic care home in Tuam, Ireland
  • 2018 "The Emoji Movie" named worst film in 2017 in Razzies awards
  • 2019 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika confirms he will run for president one last time, his 5th term, amid widespread demonstrations

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2019 SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk
  • 2019 Multiple tornadoes tear through Georgia and Alabama killing at least 23
  • 2020 Powerful storm producing multiple tornadoes rips through central Tennessee killing at least 25
  • 2020 Iran releases 54,000 people from prison to avoid spread of coronavirus as country reports 77 deaths and 2,300 cases including two dozen MPs
  • 2020 World Bank pledges $12 billion in emergency aid for developing countries dealing with coronavirus
  • 2020 UK had its wettest February since records began in 1862, according to the Met Office, 209.1mm of rainfall, 237% above average
  • 2020 Last Ebola patient discharged from hospital in Beni, DR Congo, raising hopes outbreak at an end in the country after 2,300 deaths
  • 2020 Heavy rain and landslides hit coastal areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states, Brazil, killing at least 18 people
  • 2020 Irishwomen Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamar, of Grafton Architecture, are the 1st women to share the Pritzker Architecture Prize

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2020 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

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 2020 US Federal Reserve makes its largest rate cut in a decade, short-tern interest rates by 0.5% to protect economy against COVID-19