History March 3rd

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    0078 - Origin of Saka Era (India)
    0468 - St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius
    0493 - Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker
    1409 - Austrian civil war ends
    1431 - Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV
    1634 - 1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
    1776 - US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
    1791 - 1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits and carriages)
    1791 - Congress establishes US Mint
    1794 - Richard Allen founded AME Church
    1801 - 1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia
    1803 - 1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins
    1805 - Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
    1812 - US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)
    1813 - Office of surgeon general of the US army forms
    1815 - US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute
    1817 - Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory and Mississippi
    1820 - Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
    1835 - Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana
    1837 - Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
    1837 - US president Andrew Jackson and Congress recognizes Republic of Texas
    1842 - 1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)
    1843 - Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US
    1845 - 1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
    1845 - Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery
    1845 - Florida becomes 27th state
    1847 - Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps
    1849 - Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin
    1849 - Home Dept (Interior Dept), forms
    1849 - Territory of Minnesota organizes
    1849 - US Department of the Interior established by Congress
    1851 - Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3cent piece)
    1853 - Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress
    1853 - US Assay Office in NYC authorized
    1855 - Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
    1855 - Congress authorizes registered mail
    1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19]
    1863 - 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted
    1863 - Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
    1863 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
    1863 - Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
    1863 - Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
    1863 - Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
    1863 - Idaho Territory forms
    1863 - Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
    1865 - Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands established
    1865 - Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
    1869 - University of South Carolina opens to all races
    1871 - Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent
    1871 - Congress establishes the civil service system
    1873 - Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps
    1873 - US Congress and government raise own salary, retroactively
    1875 - 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
    1875 - Congress authorizes 20cent coin, lasts only 3 years
    1875 - Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
    1877 - Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president
    1878 - Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
    1879 - 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
    1879 - US Geological Survey director authorized in Dept of the Interior
    1882 - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
    1883 - Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy
    1885 - 1st US state (Calif) establishes a permanent forest commission
    1885 - American Telephone and Telegraph (ATandT) incorporates
    1885 - Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed govt)
    1885 - US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail
    1887 - American Protective Assn forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
    1891 - Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
    1891 - Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Dept) created
    1892 - 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
    1893 - Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
    1893 - Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture
    1899 - Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar
    1899 - George Dewey becomes 1st in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy
    1900 - US Steel Corporation organizes
    1901 - Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Dept of Commerce
    1903 - North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses
    1905 - US Forest Service forms
    1906 - Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
    1911 - 1st US federal cemetery with Union and Rebel graves opens, Missouri
    1913 - Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC
    1915 - Natl Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created
    1917 - Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
    1917 - Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar
    1917 - Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates (OS)
    1918 - Richard G”ring's "Seeschlacht," premieres in Berlin
    1918 - Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria and Russia sign
    1919 - 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
    1919 - Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
    1921 - Toronto's Dr Banting and Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
    1922 - Italian fascists occupy Fiume and Rijeka
    1923 - Time magazine publishes 1st issue [or March 23]
    1923 - US Senate rejects membership in Intl Court of Justice, The Hague
    1924 - German and Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
    1926 - International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
    1931 - "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
    1933 - Mount Rushmore dedicated
    1933 - NYC premiere of "King Kong"
    1934 - John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
    1935 - Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
    1942 - 1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane
    1943 - Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
    1943 - US defeats Japan and wins Battle of Bismark Sea
    1944 - 1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony
    1945 - Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter
    1945 - RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
    1945 - Roermond/Venlo Neth, freed
    1945 - US and Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
    1945 - US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
    1952 - Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
    1953 - Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed
    Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee
    1955 - Elvis Presley made his 1st TV appearance
    1956 - Indonesian govt of Harahap resigns
    1956 - Morocco resigns independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
    1958 - Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
    1959 - 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
    1959 - Brit govt arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
    1960 - 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")
    1961 - King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco
    1962 - British Antarctic Territory forms
    1963 - Senegal adopts constitution
    1966 - Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinae
    1966 - Twister hits Jackson Miss; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
    1967 - Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
    1968 - Greece, Portugal and Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague
    1969 - Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
    1971 - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
    1972 - Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain Georgia
    1974 - World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
    1976 - Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia
    1977 - Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms
    1978 - Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
    1989 - Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra
    1990 - Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA
    1991 - 25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs
    1991 - Iraqi generals and Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire
    1991 - LA Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video
    1991 - Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
    1991 - Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
    1991 - United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25
    1992 - Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die

    Nothing really significant after '92 to report.