About September 3

September 3, 2020 is the 247th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 162 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 3

  • 590
    Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
  • 1260
    The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1658
    Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England
  • 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.
  • 1812
    24 settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
  • 1874
    The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of “Villa de Juárez”.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), the United States’ first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.
  • 1939
    World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins.
  • 1944
    Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later.
  • 1954
    The People’s Liberation Army begins shelling the Republic of China-controlled islands of Quemoy, starting the First Taiwan Strait Crisis.
  • 1994
    Sino-Soviet Split: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
  • 1997
    Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev TU-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.

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