March 3, 2018
National Anthem Day
On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was composed by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
World Wildlife Day
On December 20, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. According to Wildlifeday.org, the official website of the holiday, the biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, development, poaching and trafficking.