About September 3

September 3, 2022 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.

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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 141 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1666
    The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London
  • 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.
  • 1812
    24 settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
  • 1878
    Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat SS Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 1943
    World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Qatar becomes an independent state
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Sino-Soviet Split: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
  • 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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