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Notable Historical Events for March 3rd

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

1981Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals

1877Rutherford B. Hayes is sworn in as the 19th US president

1956Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"

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

1934John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

1865US Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established by Abraham Lincoln to help destitute free blacks

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

1972Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia

1974Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

March 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 3rd

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

1982Jessica Biel, Ely Minnesota, American actress (Mary Camden in 7th Heaven)

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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

March 3rd Weddings
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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

March 3rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on March 3rd

1703Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

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

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