On This Day in History

for Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 257

1575 - Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1857 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1861 - Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].
1887 - Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
1939 - In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.
1943 - Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
1991 - LA Police severly beat motorist Rodney King, captured on amateur video

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 248

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 6

1956 - Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia
1984 - Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California
2004 - University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
2006 - "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica
2007 - Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1995 - Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce
2008 - Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 112

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 372


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