Historical Events on September 3 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 215 of 215

  • 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
  • 2004 The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children.
  • 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

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2011 13th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m

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