3 March 2022: This day in history

1575: Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

1857: Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China

1861: Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs and granting them the full rights of free citizens [O.S. Feb 19]

1887: Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller

1917: 1st major strike of the Russian “February Revolution” starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd [OS=Feb 18]

1921: Toronto’s Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin

1939: Mahatma Gandhi begins a fast in Mumbai (Bombay) to protest against autocratic rule in India

1943: Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy

1991: Los Angeles police officers severely beat motorist Rodney King, the beating is famously captured on amateur video and later leads to riots when the police officers are acquitted


Source: Onthisday.com

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