Historical Events on September 3 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • 1997 A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • 1998 55th Venice Film Festival: "Cosi ridevano" directed by Gianni Amelio wins Golden Lion

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1999 Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially takes over the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins; Lemieux is first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he once played for

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 2001 In just his 11th start, St. Louis Cardinals' rookie pitcher Bud Smith no-hits the San Diego Padres, 4-0
  • 2004 The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children.
  • 2006 Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie wins the WNBA's Most Valuable Player award, joining Sheryl Swoopes as the league's only three-time winners

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2006 Andre Agassi loses to 112th-ranked Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the 3rd round at the US Open in his final career match; 8-time Grand Slam winner finishes with record of 870-274

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 2007 Panama Canal's "Third Set of Locks" expansion project begins with a huge initial explosion under ParaĆ­so Hill that is watched by thousands of people
  • 2008 The new Oklahoma City NBA franchise announces the team will be named the 'Thunder'; reference to powerful storms in the area

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2011 Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2012 New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
  • 2012 3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2012 Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea
  • 2013 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • 2013 Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion
  • 2015 Kentucky clerk in Rowan County jailed for refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples

  • 2015 Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece 40kg (88lb) near Canberra, Australia

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2017 Californian governor Jerry Brown issues state of emergency due to La Tuna brush fire near Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 2017 1.4 ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar
  • 2017 North Korea conducts its sixth and largest ever nuclear test, saying it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb
  • 2018 Argentine President Mauricio Macri announces new austerity measures including closing half of all government ministries in televised address
  • 2018 2018 heatwave made summer hottest ever in England, joint hottest for UK according to UK Met Office
  • 2018 First public canning and conviction of lesbian couple attempting to have sex, by Sharia High Court in Terengganu state, Malaysia