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
- 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:
- Independence Day Qatar (1971)
- 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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