This Day in History on 3rd March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 3rd March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • World Wildlife Day.
  • Liberation Day of Bulgaria.
  • Mother’s Day of Georgia.
  • Sportsmen’s Day of Egypt.
  • Teacher’s Day of Lebanon.

Important Events

1575: Mughal emperor Akbar defeated the Bengal army in the battle of Tukaroi.

1845: Florida became the 27th state of the United States.

1865: Establishment of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)

1923: Publication of the first issue of Time Magazine.

1938: Discovery of crude oil in Saudi Arabia.

1939: Mahatma Gandhi went on a hunger strike in Mumbai against the dictatorial rule of the British government.

1943: World War II, 143 killed in a stampede at an anti-bomb shelter in London.

1973: Presidential Rule in the Indian state of Odisha.

1986: Australia became fully independent of the United Kingdom under the 1986 Australia Act.

1994: A Grammy Award awarded to Pandit Vishwamohan Bhat, a guitarist from Jaipur.

2005: Steve Fawcett completed his orbit in 67 hours on a Global Fire aircraft alone and without refueling.

Birthday / Anniversary

1839: Jamsetji Tata, an Indian Industrialist and founder of Tata Group.

1845: Georg Cantor, a German mathematician.

1847: Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, engineer, and inventor of the practical telephone.

1926: Ravi Shankar Sharma, an Indian music director.

1931: Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, an Indian classical musician.

1955: Jaspal Bhatti, Indian television personality and satirist, was born

1967: Shankar Mahadevan, an Indian singer, and composer.

1970: Inzamam-ul-Haq, is a Pakistani cricket coach and former Pakistani cricketer.

1987: Shraddha Kapoor, an Indian actress, and singer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1644: Guru Hargobind, the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion.

1707: Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor.

1919: Hari Narayan Apte, a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.

1924: Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States.

1982: Firaq Gorakhpuri, an Urdu poet from India.

1995: Nikhil Jyoti Ghosh, an Indian musician.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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