On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)