Thursday, the 3rd of March, 2016 is the 63th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:

March 3, 2016 in the World
March 03, 2016 is World Wildlife Day. This day had been introduced in 1973 during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It aims to save plants and animals in danger of extinctions due to commercial interests. The convention prohibits the trade of such threatened species.
World Wildlife Day stresses the valuable heritage of biodiversity humans are responsible for. Every individual is called to become active and try his best to help save threatened species. At least, people should be aware of how many plants and animals are in danger of extinction and check the species listed. World Wildlife Day is a perfect opportunity to get in touch with this severe problem.
Where is World Wildlife Day?
Worldwide
Hinamatsuri 2016
March 3, 2016 in Japan
Hinamatsuri takes place on March 03, 2016. Hinamatsuri is also called the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi, in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them. The Shimogamo Shrine celebrates the Nagashibina by floating these dolls between the Takano and Kamo Rivers to pray for the safety of children. People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets
Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls past March 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.
Where is Hinamatsuri?
Nationwide Japan
Peach Blossom Day
March 3, 2016 in the World
Peach Blossom Day is observed on March 03, 2016. It is a day to celebrate peach blossoms and a day for girls to celebrate being girls. Peach Blossom Day refers to the Japanese Doll Festival, which takes place on March 3.
The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China and South Asia, where it was first cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety in different cultivars.
Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality. Momotaro, one of Japan’s most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or “Peach Boy” went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Ear Care Day
March 3, 2016 in the World
International Ear Care Day is an annual advocacy event held on 3 March. Designated at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing, China in 2007, the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Each year, this Day addresses a specific theme and activities are carried out by WHO and its partners. The theme for World Hearing Day 2016 is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’ This aims to draw attention to the fact that the majority of causes which lead to hearing loss in children can be prevented through public health measures. Further, those who have hearing loss can benefit greatly from early identification and suitable, timely interventions. The day aims to raise awareness about public health strategies to reduce the prevalence and impact of hearing loss.
Where is International Ear Care Day?
Worldwide
World Book Day in the United Kingdom
March 3, 2016 in United Kingdom
World Book Day in the United Kingdom is observed on March 03, 2016. World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the firstThursday in March. It is the local manifestation of World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom. The original, global World Book Day event is generally observed on 23 April.
World Book Day is a registered charity. It does not raise funds for itself but does support Book Aid International and Readathon as its nominated charities, encouraging schools to hold special fundraising events for children less fortunate than themselves.
Where is World Book Day in the United Kingdom?
Nationwide United Kingdom
National Anthem Day
March 3, 2016 in the USA
National Anthem Day takes place on March 03, 2016. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States of America. It was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National I Want You to be Happy Day
March 3, 2016 in the USA
National I Want You to be Happy Day is observed annually on March 3.  This day was created as a day encouraging us to do something to make others happy.  Putting a smile on someone’s face tends to put one on ours, too. 
It’s actually quite limitless.  A flower here, a silly knock-knock joke there.  Buy the person’s coffee standing in line behind you.  Remind your kids how much you love them.  Leave a sticky note for a co-worker telling them to have a spectacular day, a happy day.  Draw a happy face in the snow for a stranger to come across later.  Give someone a hug.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd March:
78 Origin of Saka Era (India)
1409 Austrian civil war ends
1776 American commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
1857 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1904 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s cylinder
1918 Facing pressure from internal counterrevolutionary forces and an external German offensive, the Bolsheviks are forced to signs the harsh Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
1921 Toronto’s Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
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
1939 In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1991 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die
1992 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established
1997 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction
2005 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion

 

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