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Notable Historical Events for March 3rd

1575Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

1905Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

1865US Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established by Abraham Lincoln to help destitute free blacks

1974Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

1910Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

1994IRS investigates Darryl Strawberry

1966Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee

1966Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

1875Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)

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Notable Birthdays on March 3rd

1847Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)

1982Jessica Biel, Ely Minnesota, American actress (Mary Camden in 7th Heaven)

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Notable Weddings on March 3rd

2007Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

1956Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

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Notable Divorces on March 3rd

2008Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

1995Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce

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Notable Deaths on March 3rd

1953James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

1703Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

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