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

  • 36 BC
    In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.
  • 590
    Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
  • 863
    Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.
  • 1651
    Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester – Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
  • 1658
    Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: the war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1874
    The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of “Villa de Juárez”.
  • 1914
    William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
  • 1935
    Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.
  • 1945
    Three-day celebration was held in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.
  • 1950
    “Nino” Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers’ champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.
  • 1951
    The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its first episode on the CBS network.
  • 1954
    The German U-Boat U-505 begins its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
  • 1967
    Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
  • 1976
    Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.

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