March 03

This Day in History

1942

Rising Sun over Australia – The Japanese Attack on Broome

2019 marks the year of the 77th anniversary of a Japanese fighter plane attack on Broome in Western Australia – an attack that occurred on 3 March 1942 - just two weeks after the infamous bombing of … (more...)

1918

1918 Russia makes a separate peace

Bolshevik Russia signs the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with the Central Powers, abandoning the Allied war effort and granting independence to its Polish and Baltic territories, the Ukraine, and Finland. … (more...)

1875

Risqué Opera "Carmen" Premieres

On this day in 1875, French composer Georges Bizet's opera Carmen premiered at the Opera Comique in Paris. The comic opera, which would later gain wide acclaim, was roundly censured as immoral and … (more...)

1585

World’s Oldest Enclosed Theatre Built

One of Europe's oldest and most beautiful theatres, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, hosted its first performance on this day in 1585. It was designed by the Vicenzan architect Andrea Palladio, a … (more...)