On This Day in History

for Thursday 3rd September, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 216

301 - San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
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.
1783 - Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America
1900 - With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
1939 - WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
1950 - 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
1988 - Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 217

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 14

1921 - American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)
1923 - Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead (21) weds field archaeologist Luther Cressman (25)
1937 - Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
1953 - Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose
1957 - World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2010 - Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 120

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228

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