About September 3

September 3, 2021 is the 246th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 151 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 3

  • 301
    San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
  • 590
    Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
  • 1650
    Third English Civil War: in the Battle of Dunbar, English Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat an army loyal to King Charles II of England and led by David Leslie, Lord Newark.
  • 1651
    Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester – Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
  • 1666
    The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London
  • 1798
    The week long battle of St. George’s Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
  • 1803
    English scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
  • 1838
    Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
  • 1878
    Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat SS Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
  • 1914
    William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
  • 1933
    Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).
  • 1939
    World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.
  • 1941
    The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.
  • 1945
    Three-day celebration was held in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.
  • 1976
    Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
  • 1987
    In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.
  • 1997
    Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev TU-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • 1999
    An 87-automobile pile-up happens on Highway 401 freeway just East of Windsor, Ontario, Canada after an unusually thick fog from Lake St. Clair.

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