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March 3


1791   The United States Mint is created by the U.S. Congress.

1857   France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1875   The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey was played

1923   TIME magazine is published for the first time.

1931   The Star Spangled Banner becomes the US National Anthem

1933   Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated.

1938   Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.

1939   Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.

Famous Birthdays:

1840   Chief Joseph (Chief of the Nez Perce Tribe)

1455   John II (King of Portugal)

1847   Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor)

1962   Herschel Walker (Football Player)

1962   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Track and Field Athlete)

1982   Jessica Biel (Actress)

1984   Santonio Holmes (Football player)

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