March 3, 1898 - The Carman Valley Leader begins publishing as the Dufferin Leader.
Images of the fire: Winnipeg Fire Museum
March 3, 1954 - The Manitoba Hotel, The Imperial Hotel and four other businesses at 509-517 Main St., (across from city hall), burn to the ground.
March 3, 1975 - The first all-female troop, (a total of 32 women), graduate from the RCMP Depot in Regina. For more.
March 3, 1870 - Thomas Scott is convicted of taking up arms against Riel’s provisional government and was executed the following day.
Scott’s death made him a martyr to some and hardened Eastern Canadian sentiment toward Riel. In Winnipeg the former Orange Hall on Princess Street was named the Thomas Scott Memorial Orange Hall.
March 3, 1966 - Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.