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  • Jaffa, Sidon Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (Present Day Jaffa, Israel)
    Sunday Mar 3, 1799

    Napoleon

    Siege of Jaffa

    Jaffa, Sidon Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (Present Day Jaffa, Israel)
    Sunday Mar 3, 1799

    The attack on Jaffa was particularly brutal. Bonaparte discovered that many of the defenders were former prisoners of war, ostensibly on parole, so he ordered the garrison and 1,400 prisoners to be executed by bayonet or drowning to save bullets.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 3, 1877

    Statue of Liberty

    American Committee

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 3, 1877

    During his second trip to the United States, Bartholdi addressed a number of groups about the project and urged the formation of American committees of the Franco-American Union. Committees to raise money to pay for the foundation and pedestal were formed in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. The New York group eventually took on most of the responsibility for American fundraising and is often referred to as the "American Committee". One of its members was 19-year-old Theodore Roosevelt, the future governor of New York and president of the United States. On March 3, 1877, on his final full day in office, President Grant signed a joint resolution that authorized the President to accept the statue when it was presented by France and to select a site for it. President Rutherford B. Hayes, who took office the following day, selected the Bedloe's Island site that Bartholdi had proposed.




  • Taiwan
    Tuesday Mar 3, 1914

    Xinhai Revolution

    Luo was Caught and Killed

    Taiwan
    Tuesday Mar 3, 1914

    Luo was caught and killed on 3 March 1914. What was left was known as the "Miaoli incident", where more than 1,000 Taiwanese were executed by the Japanese police. Luo's sacrifice is commemorated in Miaoli.




  • Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
    Sunday Mar 3, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
    Sunday Mar 3, 1918

    In 1918, after the October Revolution, the Bolsheviks signed a separate peace with the Central Powers in the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.




  • Oise, North East of Paris, France
    Sunday Mar 3, 1974

    Plane Accidents

    Turkish Airlines Flight 981

    Oise, North East of Paris, France
    Sunday Mar 3, 1974

    The Turkish Airlines Flight 981, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10, crashed in a forest northeast of Paris, France On March 3, 1974. The London-bound plane crashed shortly after taking off from Orly airport. All 346 people on board died. It was later determined that the cargo door detached, which caused an explosive decompression; this caused the floor just above to collapse. The collapsed floor severed the control cables, which left the pilots without control of the elevators, the rudder, and the second engine. The plane entered a steep dive and crashed. It is currently the deadliest single-aircraft crash with no survivors.




  • Kosovo
    Friday Mar 3, 1989

    Kosovo War

    The Presidency of Yugoslavia imposed special measures assigning responsibility for public security to the federal government

    Kosovo
    Friday Mar 3, 1989

    On 3 March 1989, the Presidency of Yugoslavia imposed special measures assigning responsibility for public security to the federal government.




  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Mar 3, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Independence

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Mar 3, 1992

    The Serb political leadership used the referendum as a pretext to set up roadblocks in protest. Independence was formally declared by the Bosnian parliament on 3 March 1992.


  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Mar 3, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Saint Petersburg Dissenters' March

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Mar 3, 2007

    Kasparov helped organize the Saint Petersburg Dissenters' March on 3 March 2007


  • Caldas, Colombia
    Monday Mar 3, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    Killing Iván Ríos

    Caldas, Colombia
    Monday Mar 3, 2008

    On March 3, Iván Ríos, also a member of the FARC Central High Command was killed by his security chief "Rojas". In March 2008 alone, FARC lost 3 members of their Secretariat, including their founder.


  • Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 3, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal was outscored by Magic center Dwight Howard

    Orlando, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 3, 2009

    In a match-up against Orlando on March 3, 2009, O'Neal was outscored by Magic center Dwight Howard, 21–19. "I'm really too old to be trying to outscore 18-year-olds", O'Neal said, referring to the then 23-year-old Howard.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    LeBron James

    Career-high and franchise-record

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 3, 2013

    On March 3 of the 2013–14 season, James scored a career-high and franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 3, 2016

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    World Trade Center station (PATH)

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 3, 2016

    The PATH train system's World Trade Center station was located under the complex. As a result, the entire station was demolished completely when the towers collapsed, and the tunnels leading to Exchange Place station in Jersey City, New Jersey were flooded with water. The station was rebuilt as the $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which reopened in March 2015.


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