Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is March 3. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.
Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II.
Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York’s Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.
Finland declares war on the Axis.
The RAF raids the industrial suburbs of Paris.
Moscow denounces the Axis rule in Bulgaria.
A Nazi air raid kills 108 on a British liner in the English Channel.
In Bombay, Gandhi begins a fast to protest the state’s autocratic rule.
President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.
The first issue of Time magazine is published. It’s editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.
Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.
The Soviets and Germany sign a peace treaty at Brest-Litovsk depriving the Soviets of White Russia.
The Russian Czar agrees to create an elected assembly.
Russia and the Ottomans sign the Treaty of San Stefano, granting independence to Serbia.
Rutherford B. Hayes, the republican governor of Ohio is elected president, his election confirmed by an electoral commission after disputed election the previous November.
President Abraham Lincoln signs the conscription act compelling U.S. citizens to report for duty in the Civil War or pay $300.00.
The serfs of Russia are emancipated by Alexander II as part of a program of westernization.
Under pretexts, Britain and France declare war on China.
Florida becomes the 27th U.S. state.
The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened.
The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, begins.
Congress passes a resolution authorizing the U.S. Mint; legislation creating the mint will be passed on Apr. 2, 1792.