September 3 in History
|September 3rd is…
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
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