September 3 Events in History - September 3 Birthdays - September 3 Deaths



2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have agreed to a peace plan that would retain rebel control of parts of eastern Ukraine; the two presidents hope to continue negotiations on Friday
2014 Iran is strengthening gender segregation policies, forbidding women to work in public areas of restaurants and seeking separation from men in office settings; the move will increase the 18.9% female jobless rate
2013 The mobile division of Nokia is purchased by Microsoft for $7.2 billion
2013 The legality of the United States' plans to strike Syria without UN backing are called into question by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
2012 Lebanon passes a ban prohibiting smoking in closed public places
2012 Moody's credit rating agency lowers its outlook on the European Union's AAA long-term bond rating from stable to negative
2011 The Libyan National Transitional Council will move to Tripoli from Benghazi next week
2011 In Texas, wildfires continue burning, destroying tens of thousands of acres of land
2010 The U.S. unemployment rate for August 2010 rises to 9.6%
2010 At least 40 people are killed by a bomb blast at a solidarity rally with the Palestinian people in Quetta, Pakistan
2006 Andre Agassi retires after winning 60 career titles
2004 After a 2-day standoff, Islamist terrorists murder about 340 held inside a school in Beslan, Russia
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 New York Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
1995 Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit
1994 Circulation of Netherlands Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000
1992 Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368
1990 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleveland 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
1989 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 764 performances
1989 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
1989 Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st and last U.S. Tennis Open singles victory
1988 Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
1987 Coup in Burundi suspends constitution
1986 Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind," premieres in London
1986 Astros and Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth
1985 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
1985 New York Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive home runs in a game
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
1982 Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns
1981 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
1981 Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7
1979 Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000
1979 Iran army conquerors Mahabad
1979 Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
1979 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
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 264th supreme pontiff
1977 Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th home run to surpass Hank Aaron's total
1977 Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV
1976 Viking 2 soft lands on Mars and returns photos
1975 Chartered 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die
1975 Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1974 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut
1974 NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires
1974 U.S. and East Germany establish diplomatic relations
1973 General Walters, ends term as acting director of CIA
1973 Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1971 John Lennon leaves U.K. for New York City, 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
1970 After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
1970 Bill Halley and Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
1970 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands
1968 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
1967 Final episode of "What's My Line?," hosted by John Charles Daly
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
1967 Last broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS TV
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution
1967 Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road
1967 WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 24th World San Francisco Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
1966 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
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 New York Met to hit 3 home runs in a game
1965 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei
1965 Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to California
1964 U.S. attorney general Robert Kennedy resigns
1964 Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B Johnson
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
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
1956 Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee
1955 KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy and Amoy
1954 Espionage and Sabotage Act of 1954 signed
1954 Pope Pius X canonized a saint
1953 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy
1951 TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS
1949 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
1948 W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party
1947 Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
1947 Yankees get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
1945 65th U.S. Mens Tennis: Sergeant Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert (14-12 61 62)
1945 Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies
1944 58th U.S. Womens Tennis: P Betz beats Margaret Osborne duPont (63 86)
1944 68th and last transport of Dutch Jews (Anne Frank) leaves to Auschwitz
1944 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
1944 Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for U.S. Tennis title
1944 French troops liberate Lyon
1944 Last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz
1944 Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Netherlands Domestic Arm Force
1944 Tank division of British Guards free Brussels
1943 British 8th army lands in South Italy (Messina)
1943 General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
1941 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
1941 KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting
1940 1st showing of color TV
1940 39.4 CM rainfall at Sapulpa Oklahoma (state record)
1940 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation-Seelowe)
1940 Netherlands government in exile of Gerbrandy forms London
1940 Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary and Red Cross
1940 U.S. gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease
1939 German U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia
1939 Great Britain and France declare war on Germany after invasion of Poland
1939 Yankees beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win
1939 Britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada
1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
1936 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
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
1934 Tunisia began its move for independence
1932 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for U.S. Tennis title
1932 Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th and 51st home runs to become 3rd to hit 50
1930 Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
1929 Dow Jones hits a record peak of 381.17
1928 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th and final career hit
1925 1st international handball match held
1925 Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die
1924 Civil war breaks out in China, General Tsi moves to Shanghai
1924 L Stallings and M Anderson's "What Price Glory?," premieres in New York City
1923 Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy," premieres in New York City
1921 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)
1921 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
1918 38th U.S. Mens Tennis: R L Murray beats William T Tilden (63 61 75)
1918 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot of 1917
1918 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
1917 1st night bombing of London by German fighter planes
1917 German troops over run Riga Latvia
1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader
1917 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
1916 Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun
1914 British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attacks the Marne
1914 Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV
1914 French troops vacate Reims
1914 Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
1912 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke," premieres
1912 World's 1st cannery opens in England to supply food to the navy
1911 31st U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)
1908 James Barries "What Every Woman Knows," premieres in London
1906 Yankees win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win
1904 St. Louis Olympics closes
1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client"
1901 Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
1900 British annex Natal (South Africa)
1895 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)
1891 11th U.S. Mens Tennis: Oliver S Campbell beats C Hobart (26 75 79 61 62)
1891 Cotton pickers organize union and staged strike in Texas
1891 John Stephens Durham, named minister to Haiti
1890 Oliver S. Campbell wins U.S. Tennis Open
1888 East Africa Company political and commercial rights
1888 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons Imperial British
1882 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
1881 1st U.S. Mens Tennis: Richard D Sears beats William E Glyn (60 63 62)
1881 Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony
1878 England's Princess Alice sinks; 645 die
1865 Army commander in South Carolina orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land
1864 U.S., British, French and Dutch naval officer sails Staits of Simonoseki
1861 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality
1852 Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm
1849 California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
1838 Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
1833 NY Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
1832 Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname
1826 USS Vincennes leaves New York to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe
1791 French Constitution passed by French National Assembly
1783 Treaty of Paris signed (ending U.S. Revolutionary War)
1779 Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest
1752 This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
1752 U.S. adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Sept 14)
1731 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
1725 England, France, Hannover and Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
1709 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC
1697 King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
1683 Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna
1658 Richard Cromwell succeeds his father as English Lord Protector
1651 Battle at Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
1650 Battle at Dunbar: England vs Scotland
1632 Battle at Nurnberg: Duke wallenstein beats Sweden
1543 Cardinal Beaton replaces earl Arran as regent for Mary of Scotland
1483 Utrecht surrenders to Habsburgs army
1260 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
1189 30 Jews are mnassacred at King Richard I (lion hearted) coronation
1189 England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) crowned in Westminster
590 St. Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope











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