September 3 in History

September 3 in History

September 3rd is…
Cabernet Day
Welsh Rarebit Day
U.S. Bowling League Day

1189 – Richard The Lionheart was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey.

1192 – King Richard settled peace with Muslim general Saladin, allowing Christian pilgrims and merchants access to Muslim-held Jerusalem.

1752 – September 3-13 never happened for many, thanks to Great Britain adopting the Gregorian calendar. People rioted, believing that the government had stolen 11 days of their lives

1777 – At Cooch’s Bridge, in Newark, Delaware, an early skirmish of the American Revolutionary war took place, where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1783 – The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War.

1813 – Uncle Sam was seen for the first time in Troy, New York.

1833 – The first issue of the New York Sun, New York’s first penny paper, was published.

1838 – Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.

1928 – Philo Farnsworth demonstrated the world’s first working all-electronic television system in San Francisco.

1928 – Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191st and last career hit.

1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph)

1944 – Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and arrived three days later.

1950 – The Beetle Bailey, the comic strip, debuted.

1951 – Search for Tomorrow premiered on CBS.

#1 Hit September 3, 1955 – October 14, 1955: Mitch Miller – The Yellow Rose of Texas

#1 Hit September 3, 1966 – September 9, 1966: Donovan – Sunshine Superman

1976 – The American Viking 2 spacecraft landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

1978 – John Paul I was elected as the 264th Pope. He died 33 days later.

#1 Hit September 3, 1983 – September 9, 1983: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

1992 – Austrailia’s Naughtiest Home Videos was canceled 34 minutes into the program. Just about everyone involved was fired.

1995 – eBay was founded.

1996 – Viking II landed on Mars.

2004 – The Beslan school hostage crisis ended on its third day with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of whom are children.

2008 – Sons of Anarchy premiered on FX

#1 Hit September 3, 2016 – November 25, 2016: Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – Closer

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