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1575Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1837US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

1863Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

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

1875Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

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

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

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

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

1934John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

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

1941Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin

1945Winston Churchill visits Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarters

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

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

1957Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

1966Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

1966Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee

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

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

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

1974Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

19751st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

1980Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada

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

1985"Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

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

1992Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

1994IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry

On This Day In History
Date Event
Mar 3, 78
Origin of Saka Era (India) 
Mar 3, 468
St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius 
Mar 3, 493
Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker 
Mar 3, 1284
Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 
Mar 3, 1409
Austrian civil war ends 
Mar 3, 1431
Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV 
Mar 3, 1575
Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi. 
Mar 3, 1585
The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza. 
Mar 3, 1627
Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil 
Mar 3, 1634
1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole) 
Mar 3, 1638
Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden 
Mar 3, 1746
Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Inverness Castle 
Mar 3, 1776
US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas 
Mar 3, 1791
1st US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages) 
Mar 3, 1791
Congress establishes US Mint 
Mar 3, 1794
1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D 
Mar 3, 1794
Richard Allen founded AME Church 
Mar 3, 1801
1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia 
Mar 3, 1803
1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins 
Mar 3, 1803
Colégio Militar is founded in Portugal by Colonel Teixeira Rebello. 
Mar 3, 1805
Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms 
Mar 3, 1812
US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims) 
Mar 3, 1813
Office of Surgeon General of the US Army forms 
Mar 3, 1815
US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute 
Mar 3, 1817
Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi 
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