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On This Day in History - 3rd March

Birthdays

1831George Pullman, US designer of railway carriages
1847Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the telephone
1911Jean Harlow, American film star
1918Peter O'Sullevan, Horse racing commentator
1920Richard Searle, Cartoonist
1958Miranda Richardson, English actress
1961Fatima Whitbread, English javlin thrower
1972Darren Anderton, Footballer

Events

1931The US adopted the 'Star Spangled Banner' as their national anthem
1969The American Apollo 9 spacecraft was launched
1978A date for majority rule in Rhodesia was announced, 31st December 1978
1982The Queen opened the Barbican Arts Centre in London
1985British miners called off their strike without reaching any agreement
1987Danny Kaye, the American comedian, actor and film star, died
1987Prescription charges in Britain rose by 20p to 2.40 per item
1995British police were to be issued stab proof vests in 'dangerous' operations