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Notable Historical Events for March 3rd

1994IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry

1887Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

1863Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

1910Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

1991LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

1955Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance on a broadcast of radio show "Louisiana Hayride"

1968In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

1939In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

1968Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

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Notable Birthdays on March 3rd

1977Ronan Keating, Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1847Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)

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Notable Weddings on March 3rd

1984Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

1956Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

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Notable Divorces on March 3rd

1995Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce

2008Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on March 3rd

1959Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52

1953James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

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