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 This day in History - March 3
501 Historic Events for March 3
1990

Gerard Blitz, Belgian swimmer/founder (Club M‚d), dies at 88

Death
1990

Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan 1st black), crowned 39th Miss USA

Event
1990

Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86

Death
1991

Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tom‚ e Principal

Event
1991

Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (22.24 sec)

Event
1991

Latvia and Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

Event
1991

LA Police severly beat Rodney King, captured on amateur video

Event
1991

4 LA cops beat Rodney King, it is video taped

Event
1991

Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84

Death
1991

Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia

Death
1991

Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18

Event
1991

Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston

Event
1991

United Airlines crashes near Colorado Springs, kills 25

Event
1991

25 die as United Boeing 737 crashes in Colorado Springs

Event
1991

"Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances

Event
1991

Iraqi generals and Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

Event
1992

Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman and Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)

Event
1992

Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72

Death
1992

Pres Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to

Event
1992

Robert Beatty, actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82

Death
1992

Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Event
1992

Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die

Event
1992

Sandy Dennis, actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54

Death
1993

Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86

Death
1993

Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89

Death