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This Date in History – March 3

This Day In History1634—1st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)

 
1791—1st US internal revenue act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
 
1794—Richard Allen founded AME Church.
 
1801—1st US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia.
 
1815—US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute.
 
1837—Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9.
 
1845—Florida becomes 27th state of the Union.
 
1951—Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece)
 
1855—US Congress authorizes registered mail.
 
1871—US Congress establishes the civil service system.
 
1873—US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively.
 
1882—NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings.
 
1885—American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates.
 
1891—Congress creates US Courts of Appeal.
 
1900—US Steel Corporation organizes.
 
1903—North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses.
 
1917—US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations.
 
1923—Time magazine publishes 1st issue featuring Joseph G. Cannon (Speaker of US House of Representatives)
 
1931—“Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution.
 
1943—Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy.
 
1956—Elvis Presley’s 1st hit in Billboard’s top 10: “Heartbreak Hotel”
 
1965—Temptations’ “My Girl” reaches #1.
 
1974—World’s worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
 
1982—Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen. Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
 
1985—Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million.
 
1992—President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to.
 
2013—A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured.
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