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MARCH 3

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Bulgaria: National Day
(Celebration of Treaty of San Stefano that liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire: 03/03/1878)
Bulgaria Russo-Turkish War U.S. Department of State
Malawi: Martyrs' Day
(Observed annually on March 3 to honor the nation's heroes)
Malawi U.S. Department of State

1795 E. D. White (Tennessee-born Governor of Louisiana) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Politics Louisiana Secretary of States
1819 Alexander Crummell (New York City-born Minister, Advocate of Black Nationalism) New York City Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1873 William Green (Ohio-born Labor Leader) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Labor Unions AFL-CIO History Channel
1875 Walter Jodok Kohler (Wisconsin-born Industrialist, State Governor) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Politics Business Kohler Wisconsin Historical Society
1895 Matthew Ridgway (Virginia-born General Who Served as the Supreme Allied Commander in Korea and Europe) Virginia Military Figures American Military Figures World War II Korean War
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1932 Joseph Mackey Brown (Former Governor of Georgia) Georgia Government Politics University of Georgia
1979 Mustafa Barzani (Iraqi Kurdish Leader) Mustafa Barzani
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1832 U.S. Supreme Court Gives Federal Government Rights over Cherokees Located in Georgia Georgia U.S. Supreme Court Cherokee Indians University of Georgia Oyez
1837 Andrew Jackson Appoints Alcée Louis La Branche as First U.S. Diplomat to the Republic of Texas Republic of Texas U.S. Government President Andrew Jackson Texas State Historical Society
1841 U.S. Congress Appropriates $1,061,816 to Support the Second War Against the Seminole Indians Florida Seminole Indians War Economics Florida Historical Society
1845 Congress Overrides a Presidential Veto for the First Time U.S. Congress President John Tyler Historic Firsts American Heritage Magazine
1862 President Lincoln Transmits to Congress His Communication to Italy About the Trent Affair Italy U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Papers
Forces from the U.S.S. Ottawa Capture Confederates' Fort Clinch on Florida's Amelia Island Amelia Island, Florida American Civil War Forts Naval History Florida Historical Society
Federal Forces in Florida Capture Confederate Steamer Darlington Loaded with Military Supplies Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1863 U.S. Congress Passes Civil War Conscription Act U.S. Conscription American Civil War History Channel
1864 President Lincoln Receives the Endorsement of the Maine Legislature for a Second Term Maine Abraham Lincoln Politics Presidential Elections Lincoln Papers
1865 President Lincoln Discusses Letter from Lee to Grant Proposing End to Hostilities Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee American Civil War Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Honeysuckle Captures Blockade Runner Phantom at Florida's Suwannee River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Federal Forces Launch Unsuccessful Assault on St. Marks Fort Near Tallahassee, Florida Florida American Civil War Forts Florida Historical Society
1879 Belva Lockwood Is First Woman Admitted to Appear before U.S. Supreme Court Belva Lockwood U.S. Supreme Court Women Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts The Supreme Court Historical Society
1891 In New Mexico, the U.S. Congress Establishes the Court of Private Land Claims to Validate Spanish and Mexican Land Grants Spain Mexico New Mexico U.S. Congress Economics Law and Legal Resources Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany & Austria Ends World War I for Russia Germany Austria Russia World War I History Channel
1945 Finland Declares War on Germany Finland Germany World War II The History Channel
1965 U.S. Jets Bomb the Ho Chi Minh Trail Vietnam War The History Channel
1971 U.S. Special Forces Troops Leave South Vietnam Vietnam War The History Channel
1974 Turkish Airlines DC-10 Crashes after Takeoff from Paris: Nearly 350 Die Paris Turkey Aviation Disasters Death BBC
1982 Queen Elizabeth Opens London's £153m Barbican Arts Centre London Queen Elizabeth II Barbican Arts Centre BBC
1988 South Africa's Envoy Accuses United Nations of a "Vindictive Vendetta" Against His Country United Nations South Africa Apartheid South African History
2000 Dictator General Augusto Pinochet Arrives in Chile after 16 Months in Britain Augusto Pinochet Great Brtiain PBS
2002 The Swiss Abandon 200 Years of Neutrality, Voting to Join the United Nations The United Nations Switzerland CNN

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