Historical Events on September 3

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36 BC In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

Roman General Marcus Agrippa
Roman General
Marcus Agrippa
Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar
Roman 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
  • 590 St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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

  • 1260 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
  • 1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • 1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
  • 1632 Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden
  • 1650 Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland

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1651 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1658 Richard Cromwell ("Tumbledown Dick") succeeds his father as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth
  • 1683 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
  • 1697 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
  • 1709 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
  • 1725 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 1731 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1791 French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly
  • 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)

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1838 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
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, VA
  • 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
  • 1881 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony
  • 1881 1st U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats William E. Glyn (6-0, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1882 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
  • 1889 9th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Quincy Shaw (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1891 Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas
  • 1891 John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti
  • 1895 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)
  • 1900 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
  • 1900 Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • 1901 Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
  • 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
  • 1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
  • 1903 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • 1904 St Louis Olympics closes
  • 1906 Philadelphia Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Philadelphia before 10,000 fans
  • 1906 Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win

  • 1908 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London
  • 1911 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)

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1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1914 British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne
  • 1914 Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV
  • 1914 French troops vacate Rheims
  • 1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
  • 1914 Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians
  • 1916 Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun

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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
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
  • 1917 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
  • 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
  • 1918 38th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Bill Tilden (6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 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
  • 1921 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)
  • 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 1st international handball match held
  • 1925 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive

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1928 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 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)
  • 1932 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title
  • 1932 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50
  • 1933 Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m)
  • 1934 Tunisia began its move for independence
  • 1935 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)
  • 1935 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games
  • 1936 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
  • 1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
  • 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 Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1940 39.4 cm rainfall at Sapulpa, Oklahoma (state record)

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1940 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
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)
  • 1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1943 British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)
  • 1943 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily

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

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1944 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • 1944 Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US Tennis title
  • 1944 French troops liberate Lyon
  • 1944 Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Neth Domestic Arm Force
  • 1944 Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
  • 1945 World War II: Japanese forces in the Philippines surrender to the Allies
  • 1945 65th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (14-12, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1945 59th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (3-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • 1947 Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
  • 1947 Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
  • 1948 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
  • 1949 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • 1950 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
  • 1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
  • 1953 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

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1953 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois 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 People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy & Amoy
  • 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.
  • 1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
  • 1957 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • 1957 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out
  • 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open

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1964 US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy resigns

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1964 2nd incident that year of race riots in Singapore between Chinese and Malay, 13 people killed, 106 injured
  • 1965 Curt Flood's record of 568 straight chances without an error begins
  • 1965 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic
  • 1965 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game
  • 1965 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei
  • 1965 Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to Calif
  • 1966 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • 1966 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • 1967 Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV
  • 1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

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1967 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu

/flags/swedenSweden Switches to Driving on the Right Hand Side

1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road

  • 1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
  • 1970 After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • 1970 Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

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1970 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 1971 John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return
  • 1971 Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO
  • 1971 Qatar regains complete independence from Britain
  • 1971 Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office
  • 1971 A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland
  • 1973 General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA

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1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1974 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

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1974 NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1974 US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations
  • 1975 Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
  • 1975 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 1976 Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos
  • 1977 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total

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1977 Last broadcast of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on CBS

  • 1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
  • 1978 Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
  • 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
  • 1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
  • 1979 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1981 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1981 Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7
  • 1982 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • 1984 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
  • 1984 Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th
  • 1984 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1984 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
  • 1984 South Africa adopts constitution
  • 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • 1985 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • 1985 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • 1986 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • 1986 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • 1987 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
  • 1988 Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
  • 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 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 performances
  • 1989 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
  • 1990 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0
  • 1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1990 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
  • 1990 Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186
  • 1990 White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57
  • 1991 48th Venice Film Festival: "Close to Eden" directed by Nikita Mikhalkov wins Golden Lion
  • 1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
  • 1994 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
  • 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
  • 1995 NY Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
  • 1995 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
  • 1995 eBay (Electronic Bay) founded by Pierre Omidyar
  • 1996 Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime)