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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse ? Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Cowpens ? Continental troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeat British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the battle in South Carolina.
  • American Revolutionary War: Second Battle of Ushant ? A Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt in HMS Victory, defeats a French fleet.
Weather

The temperature on March 3, 1781 was about 5.0 °C. Wind direction mainly southwest. Weather type: betrokken mist .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from March 3, 1781 at Delpher

Born on March 3
Died on March 3

Names that were popular for boys in 1781
  • Jan
  • Johannes
  • Joannes
  • Hendrik
  • Pieter
  • Cornelis
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Jean
  • Dirk
  • Johann
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1781
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Trijntje
  • Neeltje
  • Grietje
  • Aaltje
  • Jannetje
  • Antje