Confederate Home Guardsmen kill 2 men for resisting Confederacy

March 3, 1865 Robeson County, North Carolina Allen and William Lowry (sometimes spelled Lowrie) are murdered by the Confederate Home Guard The Lowrys were suspected by Home Guard leader Robert McKenzie to have stolen some of the latter's plantation animals, stockpiling illegal weapons, helping other Lumbees (a native tribe in North Carolina) from impressed service…

The Rodney King beating

March 3, 1991 Los Angeles, California Taxi driver Rodney King is beaten by police officers as a witness films the event King had been involved in a high-speed chase, and once he was pulled over four officers beat him repeatedly. A witness recorded the event and submitted the video to a local station, KTLA, which…

Investigation team announces the discovery of a “significant” number of human child remains at non-operational home for unwed mothers

March 3, 2017 Tuam, Ireland The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation announces a “significant” amount of human remains had been found at the Mother and Baby Home, a closed home for unwed mothers and their children The Catholic-run Mother and Baby Home operated between 1925 and 1961, taking in unwed mothers and their…

The Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876

March 3, 1876 Rankin, Kentucky An amount of red meat falls from the sky in what is later called the Kentucky Meat Shower The event was, unsurprisingly, exaggerated by locals and the media. The story was told of a sudden shower of flakes of red meat falling from the sky for several minutes, producing enough…