March 03 in history: Oil discovered in Saudi, Texas becomes state, and more

Updated: Mar 03, 2021, 02:39 PM(IST)

Switzerland votes to join UN,  Gunmen attack Sri Lanka cricketers' bus in Lahore, and more — here's what happened on this day in history

1837

US recognises Texas as an independent sovereign state

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1861

Russia's Alexander II signs Emancipation Manifesto abolishing serfdom

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1938

Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia

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2002

Switzerland votes to join U.N., abandoning 200 years of neutrality

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2009

Gunmen attack Sri Lanka cricketers' bus in Lahore, kill 6 policemen

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