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 facts about September 3rd in history!

What Happened On September 3 In History?

2015

Sheep with hair gone wild was saved by a hiker in Canberra, Australia after he cut off 88 lbs of fleece.

The sheep named Chris broke a world record and boy was it a weight off his shoulders!
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.

Omidyar sold a broken laser pointer on his site for $14.83. To his surprise it turned out the winner collected broken laser pointers!
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 made the switch driving from the left side of the road to the right-hand side.

OTD in 1967: Sweden made the switch driving from the left side of the road to the right-hand side.
The day known as Dagen H (H-Day) or Högertrafikomläggningen is the most logistical events in the history of Sweden.
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.

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