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 This day in History - March 3
501 Historic Events for March 3
1865

Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks

Event
1867

Gustav Strube, composer

Birth
1868

Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer

Birth
1869

University of South Carolina opens to all races

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1869

Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)

Birth
1871

Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent

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1871

Congress establishes the civil service system

Event
1872

Wee Willie Keeler, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles); hit .432 in 1897

Birth
1873

William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)

Birth
1873

Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps

Event
1873

US Congress and government raise own salary, retroactively

Event
1875

Congress authorizes 20› coin, lasts only 3 years

Event
1875

1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)

Event
1875

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

Event
1877

Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th president

Event
1877

Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor

Birth
1878

Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)

Event
1879

1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)

Event
1879

US Geological Survey director authorized in Dept of the Interior

Event
1880

Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic

Birth
1882

Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp

Birth
1882

NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings

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1883

Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy

Event
1885

US Post Office offers special delivery for 1st-class mail

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1885

Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed govt)

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