March 3 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2014: The vinyl-clad Pepsi billboard over the Two North Twentieth sign was dedicated.
- 2014: The Alabama Outlawz won their inaugural game against the Georgia Rampage at Dalton, Georgia.
- 2007: Adalius Thomas signed with the New England Patriots.
- 1987: The Birmingham Turf Club opened.
- 1985: The Birmingham Stallions lost to Denver 40-23.
- 1984: Jesse Jackson made a campaign appearance at Kelly Ingram Park.
- 1956: Brothers Billy and Robert Dye and their cousin Dan Brasher disappeared.
- 1919: University of Montevallo's College Night tradition began.
- 1915: Oscar Underwood succeeded Francis White as U.S. Senator from Alabama.
- 1899: The Birmingham Southern Railroad Company was organized.
- 1831: Samuel B. Moore, as President of the state Senate, succeeded Gabriel Moore as Governor at his election to the U. S. Senate.
- 1819: William Wyatt Bibb was appointed the first and only governor of the Alabama Territory.
 Births and deaths
- 1988: Pastor John C. Fletcher died.
- 1988: Actress Lois Wilson died in Reno, Nevada.
- 1981: Birmingham Zoo elephant Bulwagi was born at Lion Country Safari near West Palm Beach, Florida.
- 1977: Actor Barret Swatek was born.
- 1962: Politician Tim James was born in Opelika.
- 1924: Industrialist John Eagan died in Asheville, North Carolina.