Events in History on September 3 (2024)



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Events in History on September 3 (1)Battle of Naulochus

36 BC Battle of Naulochus: Admiral of Octavian, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa defeats son of Pompey, Sextus Pompeius, ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate

Roman General Marcus AgrippaRoman Emperor Augustus Caesar
  • 301 San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, founded by Saint Marinus

Events in History on September 3 (4)Pope Gregory I

590 Roman noble Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Bishop of Rome and Pope Gregory I

Events in History on September 3 (6)Coronation of Richard the Lionheart

1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed

King of England Richard the Lionheart
  • 1260 Battle of Ain Jalut: Bahr: Mamluk of Egypt defeat Mongol army led by Kitbuqa in the Levant - often labelled a turning point in world history, saving the Arabic-Islamic civilization from destruction
  • 1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army

Events in History on September 3 (8)Appointment of Governor Ovando

1501 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres appointed Governor of the Indies by Spanish Queen Isabella I

Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
  • 1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
  • 1632 Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden

Events in History on September 3 (10)Battle of Dunbar

1650 Battle of Dunbar; Oliver Cromwell's English New Model Army defeats Scottish force in surprise attack

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
  • 1651 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell's New Model army destroys English royalist force of mainly Scots in last battle of English Civil War

Events in History on September 3 (12)Succession of Richard Cromwell

1658 Richard Cromwell ("Tumbledown Dick") succeeds his father as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth

English statesman Richard Cromwell
  • 1683 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • 1697 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick, the peace treaty ending the Nine Years' War between France and the Grand Alliance (reverting to conditions that existed before the war)
  • 1709 1st major group of Swiss German colonists reaches North and South Carolina
  • 1725 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 1731 William IV Prince of Orange installed asStadtholder of Friesland

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

1752 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
  • 1777 Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War
  • 1779 Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
  • 1783 Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America

Events in History on September 3 (16)French Constitution Passed

1791 French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
  • 1798 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • 1812 World's first cannery (Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy
  • 1826 USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
  • 1832 Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname
  • 1833 New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)

Events in History on September 3 (18)Escape of Frederick Douglass

1838 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
  • 1852 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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.
  • 1861 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality
  • 1864 Battle of Berryville, Virginia, Confederate forces retreat in face of Union strength
  • 1864 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • 1865 Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land
  • 1874 The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of "Villa de Juárez"
  • 1878 British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die
  • 1880 Jess James' gang robs the Mammoth Cave stagecoach, Kentucky
  • 1882 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
  • 1891 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • 1891 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • 1900 Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • 1900 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa

Events in History on September 3 (20)Boers Raid Cape Colony

1901 General Jan Smuts enters Kiba Drift on the first Boer raid into Cape Colony

Field Marshal and Prime Minister of South Africa Jan Smuts
  • 1908 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London
  • 1914 British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne

Events in History on September 3 (22)Pope Benedict XV

1914 Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV

258th Pope Benedict XV
  • 1914 French troops vacate Rheims
  • 1914 Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians
  • 1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
  • 1916 Battle of Verdun: French counterattacks on German flanks push their frontline further from the town

Events in History on September 3 (24)Adamson Act

1916 US President Woodrow Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
  • 1917 1st night bombing of London by German aircraft
  • 1917 German troops overrun Riga, Latvia
  • 1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader
  • 1918 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed.
  • 1918 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
  • 1919 General John Smuts becomes the second Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa

Treaty of Versailles

1919 President Woodrow Wilson set out on a tour of the USA to rouse public opinion behind the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

The Treaty of Versailles is signed in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, Paris
  • 1921 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • 1923 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC
  • 1924 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • 1924 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC
  • 1925 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive
  • 1929 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • 1930 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
  • 1933 Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m)
  • 1934 Tunisia began its move for independence
  • 1935 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games

Events in History on September 3 (28)Battle of Talavera de la Reina

1936 Francisco Franco's troops conquer Irun and Talavera de la Reina, Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
  • 1939 German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans
  • 1939 Mitford sister and Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford attempts suicide after Britain declares war on Germany, bullet lodged in her brain eventually kills her in 1948
  • 1939 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1940 39.4 cm rainfall at Sapulpa, Oklahoma (state record)

Events in History on September 3 (30)Operation Sealion

1940 Adolf Hitler orders an invasion of Great Britain for Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
  • 1940 Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • 1940 Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary & Red Cross
  • 1940 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
  • 1941 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war) [1]
  • 1943 British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)
  • 1943 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily

Events in History on September 3 (32)Last Dutch Jews to Auschwitz

1944 68th and last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) from Westerbork leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp

Jewish Victim and Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankNazi Physician Eduard Wirths
  • 1944 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • 1944 French troops liberate Lyon
  • 1944 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp [1]
  • 1944 Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Netherlands Domestic Armed Forces
  • 1944 Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
  • 1945 World War II: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies
  • 1948 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • 1949 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • 1953 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

Events in History on September 3 (35)François Mitterrand Resigns

1953 French minister François Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France François Mitterrand
  • 1954 Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed in the US, prompted by the cold war
  • 1954 Pope Pius X canonized a saint
  • 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.
  • 1954 The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy & Amoy
  • 1956 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • 1964 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured

Events in History on September 3 (37)Robert F. Kennedy Resigns

1964 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

Events in History on September 3 (39)Wilderness Act

1964 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

Events in History on September 3 (41)Catholic Encyclical

1965 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei

Pope Paul VI
  • 1967 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV

Events in History on September 3 (43)Election of Interest

1967 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

President of South Vietnam Nguyễn Văn Thiệu

Sweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road (Dagen H)

Kungsgatan, Stockholm, on Dagen H (switch-over day)

Events in History on September 3 (47)Event of Interest

1970 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
  • 1971 A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • 1971 Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • 1971 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • 1971 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in Los Angeles, but failed to find his file
  • 1973 General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA
  • 1974 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • 1975 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • 1976 Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos
  • 1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
  • 1978 Pope John Paul I officially installed as 263rd supreme pontiff
  • 1979 Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000
  • 1979 Iran army conquers Mahabad
  • 1982 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • 1984 28-year-old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
  • 1984 South Africa adopts constitution
  • 1985 20th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (51-I): Discovery 6 returns to Earth
  • 1987 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • 1988 Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War
  • 1989 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
  • 1990 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
  • 1995 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • 1995 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • 1996 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)
  • 1997 A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • 2004 The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children.
  • 2007 Panama Canal's "Third Set of Locks" expansion project begins with a huge initial explosion under Paraíso Hill that is watched by thousands of people
  • 2012 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2012 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • 2012 Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
  • 2013 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • 2013 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • 2015 Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece 40kg (88lb) near Canberra, Australia
  • 2015 Kentucky clerk in Rowan County jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples
  • 2017 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar

Events in History on September 3 (49)La Tuna Fire

2017 Governor of California Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
  • 2017 North Korea conducts its sixth and largest ever nuclear test, saying it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb
  • 2018 2018 heatwave made summer hottest ever in England, joint hottest for UK according to UK Meteorological Office
  • 2018 Argentine President Mauricio Macri announces new austerity measures, including closing half of all government ministries, in televised address
  • 2018 First public caning and conviction of lesbian couple attempting to have sex, by Sharia High Court in Terengganu state, Malaysia

Events in History on September 3 (51)Event of Interest

2019 British PM Boris Johnson loses significant vote in parliament as MPs gain control of the timetable, orders whip withdrawn from 21 rebel Tory MPs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  • 2019 Hurricane Dorian finally moves off Grand Bahama after stalling for more than a day bringing catastrophic devastation, killing at least 50 with over 2,000 people missing

Events in History on September 3 (53)Event of Interest

2019 Unknown text by John Locke “Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others” (1667-68), an argument for religious toleration announced discovered at St John’s College, Annapolis

Philosopher John Locke
  • 2019 Walmart says it will stop selling handguns and some ammunition and ask customers not to openly carry firearms in response to El Paso shootings

Events in History on September 3 (55)Event of Interest

2020 MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, becomes world's richest woman worth $68 billion

Novelist and Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott
  • 2020 More healthcare workers have died of COVID-19 in Mexico than any other country - 1320 deaths vs 1077 (US) and 649 (UK) according to Amnesty International [1]
  • 2023 Typhoon Haikui makes landfall in eastern Taiwan, forcing the evacuation of 400,000 people [1]

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Events in History on September 3? ›

On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, bringing the Revolutionary War to its final conclusion. Nearly two years had passed since British General Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, which had effectively ended the fighting.

What happened on September 3rd in history? ›

On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, bringing the Revolutionary War to its final conclusion. Nearly two years had passed since British General Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, which had effectively ended the fighting.

What is celebrated on September 3rd? ›

It's US Bowling League Day, Merchant Navy Day, Telephone Tuesday, National Skyscraper Day, National Welsh Rarebit Day… and much more!

What major events occurred in September? ›

Historic Events of September
September 1, 1715Death of King Louis XIV of France ("The Sun King")
September 9, 1976Leader of Communist China, Chairman Mao Zedong died.
September 11, 2001The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
September 12, 1990Treaty was signed to reunite East and West Germany
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What happened on 3 September 2010? ›

On September 3, 2010, UPS Flight 6, a Boeing 747-44AF, departed Dubai International Airport (DXB) bound for Cologne, Germany (CGN), with a captain and first officer on board. Twenty-one minutes into the flight the crew received an indication of fire on the forward main cargo deck.

What happened on September 3 1991? ›

On September 3, 1991, 25 workers died in a fire at the Hamlet, North Carolina, Imperial Food Products chicken processing plant, due to poor working conditions and lax worker safety precautions.

What happened on September 3 1933? ›

September 3, 1933 (Sunday)

The Irish political party Fine Gael was created by the merger of the parties Cumann na nGaedheal, the National Centre Party, and the National Guard Party, known as the Blueshirts. Blueshirts leader Eoin O'Duffy was the first to preside over the new organization.

What is September most famous for? ›

We all know that Labor Day is in September, but did you know that September also has a few little known holidays? Among these are National Grandparent Day, National Cheese Pizza Day, and National Drink-a-Beer Day. September is known as Harvest Month.

What special events happen in September? ›

Monthly Observances in September
  • Baby Safety Month.
  • Better Breakfast Month.
  • Classical Music Month.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. ...
  • International Update Your Resume Month.
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month.
  • National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

What tragic event happened in September? ›

2001 – The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killing 2,977 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda.

What happened September 3 2013? ›

Syrian civil war: France claims to possess documentation of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. (Huffington Post) Anticipating a retaliatory strike from Syria, Israel carries out a joint missile test with the United States in the Mediterranean.

What happened on September 3 1968? ›

September 3, 1968 (Tuesday)

António de Oliveira Salazar, the 79-year-old Prime Minister of Portugal and that nation's dictator since 1932, was seriously injured at his beach resort home in Estoril when the deck chair he was sitting in collapsed and his head struck the floor.

What happened on September 3 1971? ›

U.S. Recognition of Qatar's Independence, 1971.

Qatar had previously been a protectorate under Great Britain, declaring independence on September 3, 1971, following the termination date of treaties with Great Britain.

What happened September 3 1957? ›

The desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, gained national attention on September 3, 1957, when Governor Orval Faubus mobilized the Arkansas National Guard in an effort to prevent nine African American students from integrating the high school.

What happened on September 3 1941? ›

September 3, 1941 (Wednesday)

German heavy artillery began shelling Leningrad. Operation Gauntlet ended in Allied success. Zyklon B was used experimentally at Auschwitz concentration camp, gassing 600 Soviet prisoners of war and 250 sick Polish prisoners.

What happened on September 3rd 1985? ›

After a two-month search off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, a Franco-American expedition has found and filmed the wreckage of the Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage 73 years ago after striking an iceberg.

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