- On this day in 1886, Helen Keller meets with her miracle worker, Anne Sullivan, for the first time. Sullivan taught Keller language through touch. Keller would ultimately go on to higher education and Sullivan's lessons became the blue print for teaching the deaf and blind.
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee, was born on this day in 1962. She is considered the world's greatest female athlete; holds the record in the long jump (1988) and the heptathlon (1986); winner of 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals in 4 Olympic games.
- Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Verchères, a French Canadian heroine, born in 1678. She is credited with thwarting a raid on Fort Verchères when she was 14 years old. She fired cannons and muskets and encouraged the people of her town to do so also, to discourage the raging troops that were about to invade her town. The troops, intimidated and scared, fled!
There's a lot that went on in the past on March 3rd. Here are a couple we'd like to share: