Winston Churchill once said,” History is written by victors”. So, today, on March 3 there were significant events that happened in history. From Akbar winning the battle of Tukaroi to Joe Biden winning the US elections, happened today. Let us take to the time machine of the past and see what else happened on this day.
1575: Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi
The Battle of Tukaroi was fought between the third Mughal emperor Akbar and the sultan of Bangala (present-day Bengal) and Bihar, Daud Khan Karrani. Under the leadership of Akbar, Munim Khan, Daud Khan and Raja Todar Mal were significant in this battle. On March 3, Tukaroi village of Baleshwer, Odisha was the battleground. In the early battle, Munim Khan was severely injured. The army of Bengal assumed victory to be theirs. But fortune changed sides when Daud Khan Karrani’s general Gujar Khan fell. Resulting in the defeat of the Bangala Sultanate. There was signing of Treaty of Katak after the war.
1801: David Enamuel becomes the 1st Jewish Governor of the U.S.
On March 3, David Enamuel takes the office in Georgia becoming the 1st Jewish Governor of the United States. Enamuel was born in Pennsylvania in 1744. Also, he served as a colonel and captain of the Georgia Militia in the American Revolution. He became Governor after Governor James Jackson resigned. Furthermore, Emmanuel served as the President of the Georgia Senate three times.
1863: Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. On March 3, 1893, Abraham Lincoln chartered the NAS and it was established. NAS is a part of the National Academies of Medicines, Engineering, and Sciences. Also, the government does not compensate the Academy for its services. Every year new members are elected by the current members of the Academy. It includes 2,350 NAS members and 450 foreign associates. Furthermore, it is also a member of the International Council of Science (ICSU).
1939Mahatma Gandhi begins to protest against the autocratic rule in India
On March 3, Mahatma Gandhi started a fasting protest against the autocratic rule in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1939. Also, Mahatma Gandhi was one of the prominent people of the Indian Freedom Movements. Gandhi led the Civil Disobedience Campaign against the British Raj. Furthermore, he started the Salt Movement in Dandi in 1930. He also started the Quit India Movement in 1942. Gandhi has done numerous fasts and protests for India’s freedom. Also, he is the “Father of the Nation” of India.
1967: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Formerly known as Nevada National Security Site (N2S2), the Nevada Test Site was established in January 1911. It was the primary testing site for testing from 1951 to 1992. On March 3, 1967, the US performed the nuclear test at this test site.
1997: Sky Tower opens
On March 3, 1997, after two and half years of construction, the Sky Tower opened . It is the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere. Sky Tower is located in Auckland. Moreover, it is 328 meters long making it the 27th tallest building in the world. Also, it is an iconic building in Auckland’s skyline due to its height and design. Les Dykstra is the architect of Sky Tower. Furthermore, it can withstand 8.0 magnitude earthquakes within 20 kilometers radius.
2020: Super Tuesday in the US
On March 3 last the year the United States witnessed the Presidential election. It was one of the biggest days for the people of the U.S. It was called “Super Tuesday”. Also, it was the biggest day for the democrats of the country. Joe Biden became the President of the U.S. after the election results. Biden has won nine states in the election. While US Senator Bernie Sanders won four states including California.