What Happened on September 3, 1954

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Historical Events

  • China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy
  • Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed in the US, prompted by the cold war
  • Pope Pius X canonized a saint
  • 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.
  • The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy.

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Pallette, actor (It's a Date, My Man Godfrey), dies at 65