What happened this day in history September 3

What are the important events that happened on September 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 3 is the 246th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 21, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,702,720 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontahexagon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 141 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,543 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 3 Historical Events

  • 1260
    The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1651
    Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester – Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
  • 1798
    The week long battle of St. George’s Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.
  • 1874
    The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of “Villa de Juárez”.
  • 1875
    The first official game of Polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British Ranchers.
  • 1925
    USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), the United States’ first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.
  • 1951
    The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its first episode on the CBS network.
  • 1954
    The People’s Liberation Army begins shelling the Republic of China-controlled islands of Quemoy, starting the First Taiwan Strait Crisis.
  • 1967
    Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
  • 1994
    Sino-Soviet Split: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.

Who were born on September 3?

  • 1499
    Diane de Poitiers, French noblewoman and mistress of King Henry II of France (d. 1566)
  • 1926
    Alison Lurie, American novelist
  • 1926
    Anne Jackson, American actress
  • 1931
    Dick Motta, American basketball coach
  • 1950
    Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King’s X)
  • 1964
    Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer
  • 1965
    Charlie Sheen, American actor
  • 1972
    Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Nate Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Valfar, Norwegian vocalist (Windir) (d. 2004)

Who died on September 3?

  • 1634
    Edward Coke, English jurist and Member of Parliament (b. 1552)
  • 1722
    Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of the Ukrainian Cossacks (b. 1646)
  • 1766
    Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • 1961
    Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1980
    Duncan Renaldo, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Johnny Marks, American singer (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Morton Feldman, American composer (b. 1926)
  • 1994
    Billy Wright, English footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2000
    Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)

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