🗓️ On This Day - March 3rd
March 3rd is a step closer to spring, and for many people, it’s a great day for celebrating - but what about some of the interesting historical events that took place today going back years? Who do you share a birthday with? Let’s take a look at March 3rd in a little more detail.
On this day
Helen Keller defied all odds.
On this date back in 1887, deafblind icon Helen Keller began her education. Her teacher, Anne Sullivan, started teaching Helen Keller when she was just six years old. She was also blind and deaf!
George Dewey made history in the Navy.
In 1899, George Dewey became a Navy Admiral. He was the first person ever in the US to hold this rank!
Mahatma Gandhi started his fast.
Back in 1939, today was the very day that Mahatma Gandhi began his world-famous fasting period. He did so in protest of the autocratic rule in India. He fasted for a total of 135 days in his life!
Elvis Presley made his TV debut
World-famous singer and King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley made his TV debut on this day back in 1955. He appeared on a broadcast of the then-radio show Louisiana Hayride. He went on to feature on television a lot more, even performing concerts that are still referenced to this day, as he did on The Ed Sullivan show!
A resurrected classic was born.
Fans of Stranger Things and Metallica will know that on this day in 1986, the latter made a huge splash. They released their third studio album, “Master of Puppets”. The album featured the titular song that was featured on the Netflix show “Stranger Things” in 2022 - leading to a big resurgence in the charts.
50 Cent released The Massacre.
Speaking of albums, March 3rd was also a big date for 50 Cent! Back in 2005, it was the day he released his Grammy Award-nominated album, The Massacre.
Special Days Falling on March 3rdMarch 3rd has a lot of national holidays, so here are three that you might want to enjoy today!
World Hearing Day
Sadly, many of us don’t take care of our hearing - and we really should! So, today is the day to learn more about the causes of hearing loss and how you can better protect one of your greatest natural tools.
National Cold Cuts Day
Cold cuts taste great on sandwiches, charcuterie boards, with some cheese - the list goes on. Today’s the day to sample them for yourself! So, make your favorite sandwich using some quality cold cuts, or invite over your loved ones for an aperitif serving the very best charcuterie on a platter with some cheese and wine!
National Anthem Day
There is no better way to show appreciation for this great nation than to know our national anthem! We hear it at the beginning of big games, in school, and ahead of monumental events. And today is the perfect day to learn more about our national anthem and even learn the words - though you’ll probably know them by now!
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