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On March the 3rd
Switzerland voted favourably to becoming a member of the United Nations. Switzerland was one of the last widely recognized nations to be admitted in the United Nations.
The beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers took place and was recorded by an amateur video camera. The acquittal of the police officers who had been involved in the incident triggered massive riots in the city of Los Angeles. The riots cost the lives of more than 50 people and caused property damage in excess of 1 billion dollars.
A Turkish DC-10 crashed at Ermenonville near Paris, France. All 346 aboard were killed in the crash.
An Overseas Airways passenger jet crashed into Mt. Fuji, supposedly after the captain decided to give the passengers a close-up view of the mountain.
American musician, Tone-Loc, was born in California. He is one of the most successful American hip hop musicians.
Crude oil was discovered for the first time in Saudi Arabia.
The first edition of TIME magazine was published.
The predecessor of NASA, NACA, was founded as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) was incorporated in the state of New York.
Bulgaria was liberated after almost 600 years of being part of the Ottoman Empire.
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was established, and was the founding member of what is known today as the HSBC Group.
Scottish inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, was born in Edinburgh. He was one of the foremost pioneers in the development of the telephone.
Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state.
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