THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Friday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2017. There are 303 days left in the year.
On March 3, 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem as President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution.
On this date
In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.
In 1913, more than 5,000 suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., a day before the presidential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson.
In 1923, Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, made its debut.
In 1960, Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz, a day after they’d finished filming the last episode of “The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show” on Arnaz’s 43rd birthday.
In 1974, a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board.
In 1991, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video.
In 2002, voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations, abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.
Today’s Birthdays: Movie producer-director George Miller is 72. Musician Robyn Hitchcock is 64. Radio personality Ira Glass is 58. Actress Julie Bowen is 47. Actress Jessica Biel is 35. Pop singer Camila Cabello is 20.