On This Day in History for September 3

Events in History

  • 36 BC Battle of Naulochus: Admiral of Octavian, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa defeats son of Pompey, Sextus Pompeius, ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate
  • 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
  • 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 Jalut: Bahr: Mamluk of Egypt defeat Mongol army led by Kitbuqa in the Levant - often labelled a turning point in world history, saving the Arabic-Islamic civilization from destruction
  • 1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army
  • 1501 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres appointed Governor of the Indies by Spanish Queen Isabella I
  • 1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
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Weddings in History

  • 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

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