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This Day In History
Mar 3 1972
Pioneer 10 launched.

Mar 3 1923
Time magazine publishes their first issue.

Mar 3 1885
American Telephone and Telegraph incorporated.

Mar 3 1863
Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

Mar 3 1863
Idaho Territory forms

Mar 3 1863
Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress

Mar 3 1863
Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired

Mar 3 1863
Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia

Mar 3 1863
Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada

Mar 3 1863
Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

Mar 3 1863
1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted

Mar 3 1853
Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress

Mar 3 1851
Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 piece)

Mar 3 1849
US Department of the Interior established by Congress

Mar 3 1849
Territory of Minnesota organizes

Mar 3 1849
Minnesota Territory is organizes

Mar 3 1849
Home Dept (Interior Dept), forms

Mar 3 1849
Gold Coinage Act authorizes allowing gold coins to be minted $20 Double Eagle

Mar 3 1847
Post Office Department authorized to issue postage stamps

Mar 3 1845
Florida becomes 27th state

Mar 3 1845
1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto

Mar 3 1843
Congress appropriates $30,000 'to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs' by the US

Mar 3 1842
1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd 'Scottish' Symphony

Mar 3 1842
1st US child labor law regulating working hours passed (Mass)

Mar 3 1838
Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada

Mar 3 1837
US president Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

Mar 3 1837
Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

Mar 3 1835
Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana

Mar 3 1820
Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri

Mar 3 1817
Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi

Mar 3 1815
US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute

Mar 3 1813
Office of surgeon general of the US army forms

Mar 3 1812
US passes 1st foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims)

Mar 3 1805
Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

Mar 3 1803
1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins

Mar 3 1801
1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia

Mar 3 1794
Richard Allen founded AME Church

Mar 3 1794
1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D

Mar 3 1791
Congress passed a resolution ordering U.S. Mint be established.

Mar 3 1791
1st internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)

Mar 3 1776
US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas

Mar 3 1746
Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness

Mar 3 1638
Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden

Mar 3 1634
1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)

Birthdays
Mar 3 1847
Alexandar Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone

Mar 3 1853
Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter