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KIU Trivia: March 3 in the Present and the Past

KIU Trivia: March 3 in the Present and the Past

What’s Happening Today?

World Wildlife Day. On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in its resolution UN 68/205, decided to proclaim 3 March, the international day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on the planet raise awareness and benefits fauna and flora in 1973, as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand,[1] to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora.

World Hearing Day. This is a campaign held each year by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3. The campaign's objectives are to share information and promote actions towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care. The first event was held in 2007. Before 2016 it was known as International Ear Care Day. Each year, the WHO selects a theme, develops educational materials, and makes these freely available in several languages. It also coordinates and reports on events around the globe.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1924, the last remnant of the Ottoman empire in Turkey was abolished. The end of the Islamic caliphate marked the demise of the 600-year old empire and gave way to the formation of a reformed Turkey under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

2. In 1938, the world's fastest steam locomotive was built. The Mallard could reach a speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).

3. In 1991, footage of Los Angeles police officers severely beating Rodney King caused a global outcry. The acquittal of the police officers involved sparked the Los Angeles riots in 1992.


1. 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born inventor credited with the invention of the first practical telephone.

2. 1997 – Camilla Cabello, Cuban-American singer and songwriter.

Sources: Wikipedia & checkiday