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What happened on September 3
- September 3, 0036 "BC - In the battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate."
- September 3, 0301 "San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus."
- September 3, 0590 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
- September 3, 1188 "Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard ""the Lionheart"") is crowned at Westminster."
- September 3, 1260 "The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire."
- September 3, 1650 Third English Civil War: Battle of Dunbar (1650)
- September 3, 1666 The Royal Exchange burnt down in the Great Fire of London
- September 3, 1752 This day never happened nor the next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the govt stole 11 days of their lives
- September 3, 1777 "Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time."
- September 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris signed (ending the US Revolutionary War)
- September 3, 1798 Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye begun between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize.
- September 3, 1826 USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st U.S. warship to circumnavigate globe
- September 3, 1833 NY Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
- September 3, 1838 "Dressed in a sailor's uniform and carrying identification papers provided by a Free Black seaman, future abolitionist Frederick Douglass boards a train in Maryland on his way to freedom from slavery."
- September 3, 1849 Calif State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
- September 3, 1852 Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm
- September 3, 1855 "Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children."
- September 3, 1861 "Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality"
- September 3, 1863 First Australian troops arrive in New Zealand
- September 3, 1865 Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land
- September 3, 1874 "The congress of the state of Mxico elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of ""Villa de Jurez""."
- September 3, 1878 Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
- September 3, 1891 Cottonpickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
- September 3, 1891 "John Stephens Durham, named minister to Haiti"
- September 3, 1895 "Latrobe, PA is the site of the world's first professional football game, played today between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. (Latrobe won the contest 12-0.)"
- September 3, 1899 "Nikola Tesla caused a series of earthquakes at Yakutat Bay, Alaska - but from lab down the Rockies in Colorado Springs, Colorado that day. - USA"
- September 3, 1900 British annex Natal (South Africa)
- September 3, 1904 St Louis Olympics close
- September 3, 1912 "World's 1st cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy, they use lead toseaal the cans!!"
- September 3, 1914 "William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule."
- September 3, 1916 Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun
- September 3, 1918 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot of 1917
- September 3, 1925 "Dirigible ""Shenandoah"" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die"
- September 3, 1930 "Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)"
- September 3, 1932 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US tennis title
- September 3, 1933 Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m).
- September 3, 1934 Tunisia began its move for independence
- September 3, 1935 "Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games"
- September 3, 1935 "Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph"
- September 3, 1939 "Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies announces that, as a consequence of Britain's declaration, Australia is also at war"
- September 3, 1939 "England and France declare war against Germany, during WWII."
- September 3, 1939 "World War II begins when France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, starting the Allies."
- September 3, 1940 The first showing of high definition color TV
- September 3, 1940 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
- September 3, 1942 "Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, begins his solo singing career."
- September 3, 1943 Invasion of Italy by Allied forces; Italy secretly signs armistice with the Allies.
- September 3, 1943 World War II: Mainland Italy is invaded by Allied forces for the first time in the war.
- September 3, 1944 Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US tennis title
- September 3, 1944 "Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later."
- September 3, 1945 "After the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9), Japan officially surrendered on August 15, and formally on September 3 when the signing took place aboard the U.S. battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay."
- September 3, 1945 Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to Allies
- September 3, 1951 The soap opera Search for Tomorrow debuts on CBS-TV.
- September 3, 1954 "After nearly 3,000 episodes, The Lone Ranger ends 21-year legacy of radio drama."
- September 3, 1954 Pope Pius X canonized a saint
- September 3, 1954 The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
- September 3, 1954 The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy.
- September 3, 1964 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson
- September 3, 1966 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
- September 3, 1967 Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
- September 3, 1967 "Final episode of ""What's My Line?,"" hosted by John Charles Daly"
- September 3, 1967 Nguyen Van Thieu elected pres of S Vietnam under a new constitution
- September 3, 1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
- September 3, 1970 Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi dies in Washington DC.
- September 3, 1971 "John Lennon leaves the UK for NYC, never to return"
- September 3, 1971 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
- September 3, 1971 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
- September 3, 1975 "Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die"
- September 3, 1976 The unmanned NASA spacecraft Viking Two makes a successful Mars landing to begin its mission of sending color photos back to Earth.
- September 3, 1976 Viking program: The Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
- September 3, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - Way Down
- September 3, 1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
- September 3, 1978 Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff
- September 3, 1979 "Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000"
- September 3, 1981 "David Brinkley ends 38 years with NBC News as anchor and commentator, only to jump ship to rival network ABC."
- September 3, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - UB 40 - Red Red Wine
- September 3, 1984 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
- September 3, 1988 Heidi Ittermann was born!
- September 3, 1989 "A Cuban jetliner crashes shortly after takeoff in Havana, killing 152 people."
- September 3, 1990 A Florida dentist dies of AIDS after allegedly infecting five of his patients with the AIDS virus.
- September 3, 1991 "In Hamlet, North Carolina, a grease fire breaks out at the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant, killing 25 people."
- September 3, 1994 Sino-Soviet Split: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
- September 3, 1995 eBay founded.
- September 3, 1997 "A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64."
- September 3, 2004 "The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children."