Today in history – March 3, 2020

1820 – Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.

1845 – Florida is admitted as the 27th state.

1931 – President Herbert Hoover signed into law a bill making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the national anthem.

1991 – Motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police in a scene captured on amateur video.

2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.