HISTORY TODAY

A look at things that have happened on this date, March 3, in history: 1991:  Motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video. 1845: Florida became the 27th state. 1849: The U.S. Department of the Interior was established. 1913: More than 5,000 suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., a day before the presidential inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. 1923: Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, made its debut. 1931: “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States as President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution. 1934: Bank robber John Dillinger escaped from the Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Indiana, along with another prisoner, Herbert Youngblood. 1945: The Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. 1959: The United States launched the Pioneer 4 spacecraft, which flew by the moon. Comedian Lou Costello died...