What Happened on September 3rd

Historical Events

  • 301 San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, founded by Saint Marinus
  • 1777 Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War
  • 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
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Did You Know?

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

On September 3, 1752

Famous Weddings

  • 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

  • 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
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