March 3 is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1885 – The American Telephone & Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York.
+ 1923 – TIME magazine is published for the first time.
+ 1931 – The United States adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.
+ 1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 to test the lunar module.
+ 2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.
( Births )
+ 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American engineer and academic, invented the telephone (d. 1922)
+ 1962 – Herschel Walker, American football player and mixed martial artist