3 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Ferdinand Porsche, 1875
  • Alan Ladd, 1913
  • Kitty Carlisle, 1915
  • Mort Walker, 1923
  • Anne Jackson, 1926
  • Eileen Brennan, 1937
  • Al Jardine, 1942
  • Valerie Perrine, 1943
  • Judith Ivey, 1951
  • Charlie Sheen, 1965

Died On This Day:

  • Oliver Cromwell, 1658
  • Ivan Turgenev, 1883
  • e.e. cummings, 1962
  • Vince Lombardi, 1970
  • Alec Waugh, 1981
  • Arthur Schwartz, 1984
  • Frank Capra, 1991
  • Pauline Kael, 2001
  • William Rehnquist, 2005
  • Steve Fossett killed, 2008
  • Sun Myung Moon, 2012

Today's Events:

  • 1189 - Richard I (the Lionheart) crowned King in Westminster Abbey having acceded the throne in July.
  • 1650 - Victory of English over Scots at Battle of Dunbar.
  • 1651 - Battle of Worcester - Scottish Royalists under Charles II defeated by Cromwell's Commonwealth.
  • 1697 - King William's War ends; French and English forces neither win nor lose.
  • 1752 - There is no September 3 in England as the Gregorian calendar comes into force. Today becomes 9/14.
  • 1777 - American flag first flown in battle at Cooch's Bridge, MD. Revolutionary War
  • 1783 - Treaty of Paris signed by Benjamin Franklin, Johns Adams & Jay and Brits end Revolutionary War.
  • 1791 - Following French Revolution, a new constitution comes into force in France, the third in the world after USA and Poland.
  • 1833 - First successful penny newspaper in America, the New York Sun, first published by Benjamin Day.
  • 1886 - Apache Geronimo surrenders to U.S. forces in Arizona ending American Indian Wars.
  • 1895 - First professional football game played at Latrobe, PA. YMCA beats Jeannette Athletic Club.
  • 1929 - US Stock Market peaks at 381.17 after a magnificent seven-year bull run.
  • 1939 - Britain and France declare war on Nazi Germany; U. S. declares neutrality.
  • 1940 - High resolution color television first demonstrated over station W2XAB, CBS, New York.
  • 1957 - Nine Black teenagers rebuffed by angry mob in attempt to integrate Central High in Little Rock.
  • 1967 - 'What's My Line?' goes off CBS TV after 17 years 7 months.
  • 1967 - At 5 a.m. in Sweden, the whole country switched from driving on the left to the right.
  • 1976 - Second Viking spacecraft lands on Mars; unmanned ship takes first close-up color pix of planet's surface.
  • 1978 - Pope John Paul I installed.
  • 1997 - Dow rises 257.36 points - largest point gain ever, closing at 7879.
  • 2000 - The musical 'Cats,' longest running in Broadway history, closes after 7,485 performances.
  • 2004 - Russian troops storm Beslan school in bloody ending to Chechen terrorist hostage crisis; 335 dead, 172 children.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cuthburga
  • Pius X

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Qatar (1971)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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