On This Day In History, 3 March


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World Events Today

  • Congress, approved the building of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial today in 1925, it famously features the heads of the United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
  • The American gangster John Dillinger, broke out of jail today in 1934 with, allegedly, a wooden pistol
  • The mass grave of children and infants dating from the 1920s to 1950s was confirmed today in 2017, the location was a former Catholic care home in Ireland

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first recorded indoor ice hockey game took place today in 1875, it was at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Canada
  • The Star Spangled Banner, was officially adopted as the National anthem of the United States today in 1931
  • Madonna’s controversial hit single Like A Prayer, was released today in 1989

Family Events Today

  • The British inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who is credited with inventing and patenting the first telephone, was born today in 1847 in Edinburgh
  • Arthur Antunes Coimbra, better known as the Brazilian football legend Zico, was born today in 1953 in Rio de Janeiro
  • The neurologist and middle-distance runner Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes, died today in 2018 aged 88

Main Event Today

  • Captured on video, Rodney King was severely beaten by 4 Los Angeles police officers today in 1991, when 3 of them were acquitted the following year, mass riots broke out across the city

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cold Cuts Day

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