On This Day in History for September 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

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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 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
  • 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
  • 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 South Africa adopts constitution
  • 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
  • 1986 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London
  • 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 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
  • 1990 Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego)
  • 1994 Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
  • 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)
  • 1997 A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • 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 Paraíso Hill that is watched by thousands of people
  • 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

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