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September 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 3

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September 3rd is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Welsh Rarebit Day and Skyscraper Day.

We’ve reached the 247th day of the year. There are 119 days remaining in 2024.

You’re about to unearth some of the most interesting historical events of all time that all just happened to fall on this special day.

Did you know that on this day in 1833, The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City? It was the first newspaper to report crimes and personal events such as suicides, deaths, and divorces.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 3rd in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on September 3 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2021

Dennis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

2015

A record-breaking haircut saved a sheep that had not been sheared in over five years in Canberra, Australia.

OTD in 2015: A record-breaking haircut saved a sheep that had not been sheared in over five years in Canberra

The overgrown hair was causing health problems to the sheep, which impaired its walking, so a resident named Sue Dowling relieved it by shearing off 88 lbs (40 kg) of fleece. The sheep was named Chris and was put up for adoption after its life was saved.

2013

Microsoft purchased Nokia for $7.2 billion.

1995

The online auction website eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar.

1976

The Viking 2 became the second spacecraft to land on Mars.

The craft journeyed the Martian surface for over three years, sending back photos of Mars’ surface.

1971

John Lennon and Yoko Ono left the UK and headed to New York City, US.

Lennon never returned to the UK.

1967

Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.

OTD in 1967: Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.

This was one of Sweden’s most significant logistical events, known as Dagen H (H-Day) or Högertrafikomläggningen.

1944

Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was transported to Auschwitz, along with over a thousand other Jewish prisoners.

1940

Adolf Hitler made plans to invade Britain starting on September 21, 1940.

1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world record speed exceeding 300 mph on the Bonneville Flats, Utah, US.

OTD in 1935: Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world record speed exceeding 300 mph on the Bonneville Flats

1895

John Brallier became the first openly paid professional American Football player when he was paid $10 to play a match.

1838

Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in the US.

On this day, he started a journey from Philadelphia to New York City by train, where he dressed as a sailor. Upon arriving in New York, he stayed in a safe house with abolitionist David Ruggles.

1833

The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City.

1783

The United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary war.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Charlie Sheen! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

2001

Kaia Gerber

American

Model

Kaia Gerber

Age:

22 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1986

Shaun White

American

Snowboarder

Shaun White

Age:

37 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1999

Rich Brian

Indonesian

Rapper

Rich Brian

Age:

24 years old

Born In:

Jakarta, Indonesia

1965

Charlie Sheen

American

Actor

Charlie Sheen

Age:

58 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

Quotes

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on this day.

2018

I learned everything I know from watching television.

RuPaul

RuPaul

American Drag Queen

1888

In life and in painting too, I can easily do without the dear Lord, but I can’t, suffering as I do, do without something greater than myself, which is my life, the power to create.

Special Holidays

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day
United States

National Welsh Rarebit Day

Welsh rarebit is a classic Welsh recipe that puts cheese on toast to shame. To make it, you take the traditional recipe but instead use a variety of rich Welsh cheeses and add a heartwarming ale sauce. If you’ve never tried it, make it your mission today, as it’s a true masterpiece!

September 3: National Skyscraper Day
United States

National Skyscraper Day

National Skyscraper Day takes place on the birthday of the father of modern skyscrapers, Louis H.Sullivan, to honor his contribution to the creation of these architectural monoliths. Celebrate today by wandering the streets and gazing up in awe at some marvelous skyscrapers!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The Canadian government isn’t sure when Canada became a sovereign state. Its Supreme Court ruled that sovereignty occurred sometime between 1919 and 1931.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on September 3rd shares the same star sign, Virgo.

Virgo is the sixth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the goddess of fertility and agriculture. Did you know that the brightest star in the Virgo constellation is called “Spica” and is the 15th brightest star in the sky?

If you were born in September, Sapphire is your assigned birthstone. Sapphires are associated with royalty and romance. They’re said to symbolize fidelity and the soul.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around December 11 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on September 3, 2024, will likely be due next year around May 27.

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