This day in history: March 3 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: March 3

March 3 is the 63rd day of the year. There are 303 days remaining until the end of the year.

Here are some events that happened on this date. 

1845: Florida is admitted as 27th U.S. state.

1847: Inventor Alexander Graham Bell is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1885: American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) is incorporated in New York.

1923: First issue of Time magazine is published, with former House Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover.

1931: U.S. adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem.

1974: Olympics organizer Peter Ueberroth is elected to succeed Bowie Kuhn as baseball commissioner.

1977: Actor, singer and dancer Danny Kaye dies in Los Angeles at age 76.

1991: Amateur video captures beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

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