2021 September

September 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 3

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

We’ve reached the 246th day of the year. There are 119 days left until the end of the year.

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

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 interesting facts about September 3rd in history!

What Happened On September 3 In History?

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.
Source NPR
2013

Nokia was purchased by Microsoft for $7.2 billion.

Source Reuters
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 for New York City, US.

Lennon never returned to the UK.
Source Amazon
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, and it is 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
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 with 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.

Did you know that on this day, September 3rd 1833, The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City?