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1964Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson

1651Battle of Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

1974NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

1979Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000

1967Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

1984Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

1189Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed.

1973Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1977Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open

1838Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor

194468th & last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp

36 BCIn the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

1964US attorney general robert kennedy resigns

1928Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

1992Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1990Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186

1989Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory

September 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
36
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. 
BC
AD
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. 
590
St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1189
Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation - Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed. 
1260
Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army 
1483
Utrecht surrenders to Habsburg army 
1543
Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland 
1632
Battle of Nuremberg: Duke Wallenstein beats Sweden 
1650
Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland 
1651
Battle of Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists 
1658
Richard Cromwell ("Tumbledown Dick") succeeds his father as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth 
1683
Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna 
1697
King William's War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick 
1709
1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC 
1725
Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover 
1731
Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland 
1752
Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives 
1777
Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time. 
1779
Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest 
1783
Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America 
1791
French Constitution passed by French National Assembly 
1798
Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize. 
1812
World's first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy 
1826
USS Vincennes leaves NY to become 1st warship to circumnavigate globe 
1832
Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname 
1833
New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper) 
1838
Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor 
1849
California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey 
1852
Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden 
1855
Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children. 
1861
Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality 
1864
Battle of Berryville, VA 
1864
US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki 
1865
Army commander in SC orders Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land 
1874
The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of "Villa de Juárez". 
1878
British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die 
1881
1st US Men's Tennis: Richard D Sears beats William E Glyn (6-0 6-3 6-2) 
1881
Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony 
1882
French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die 
1890
Oliver S Campbell wins US Tennis Open 
1891
11th US Men's Tennis: Oliver S Campbell beats C Hobart (2-6 7-5 7-9 6-1 6-2) 
1891
Cotton pickers organize union & stage strike in Texas 
1891
John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti 
1895
1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn) 
1900
With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa 
1900
Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary 
1901
Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony 
1902
Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season) 
1902
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Illustrious Client" 
1903
Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup 
1904
St Louis Olympics closes 
1906
Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans 
1906
Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win 
1908
James Barries "What Every Woman Knows" premieres in London 
1911
31st US Men's Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (6-4 6-4 6-2) 
1912
Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" premieres 
1914
British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne 
1914
Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV 
1914
French troops vacate Rheims 
1914
Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania 
1914
Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians 
1916
Allies turned back Germans in Battle of Verdun 
1916
US President Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike 
1917
1st night bombing of London by German aircraft 
1917
German troops overrun Riga, Latvia 
1917
Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete wins in a doubleheader 
1917
Utrecht soccer team Holland forms 
1918
38th US Men's Tennis: R L Murray beats William T Tilden (6-3 6-1 7-5) 
1918
5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed. 
1918
Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line 
1921
16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0) 
1921
KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms 
1923
Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC 
1924
Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai) 
1924
L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC 
1925
1st international handball match held 
1925
Dirigible "Shenandoah" crashed near Caldwell Ohio, 13 die 
1928
Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit 
1929
Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929. 
1930
Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic) 
1932
Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title 
1932
Jimmie Foxx of A's hits 50th & 51st HRs to become 3rd to hit 50 
1933
Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m). 
1934
Tunisia began its move for independence 
1935
1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph) 
1935
Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games 
1936
3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000) 
1938
1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland 
1939
German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans 
1939
Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win 
1939
WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada 
1940
First showing of high definition color TV 
1940
39.4 cm rainfall at Sapulpa, Oklahoma (state record) 
1940
Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion) 
1940
Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London 
1940
Sicherheits police bans Free masons, Rotary & Red Cross 
1940
US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Newfoundland base lease 
1941
1First use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war) 
1941
KYW TV channel 3 in Philadelphia, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1943
British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina) 
1943
General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily 
1944
58th US Women's Tennis: P Betz beats Margaret Osborne duPont (6-3 8-6) 
1944
68th & last transport of Dutch Jews (including Anne Frank) leaves for Auschwitz concentration camp 
1944
Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France 
1944
Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US Tennis title 
1944
French troops liberate Lyon 
1944
Last transport from Westerbork to Auschwitz 
1944
Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Neth Domestic Arm Force 
1944
Tank division of British Guards free Brussels 
1945
65th US Men's Tennis: Sgt Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert (14-12 6-1 6-2) 
1945
Japanese forces in Philippines surrender to Allies 
1947
Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0 
1947
Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2 
1948
W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party 
1949
Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives 
1950
"Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix. 
1951
TV soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS 
1953
European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect 
1953
French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy 
1954
China begins artillery bombing on Quemoy & Amoy 
1954
Espionage & Sabotage Act of 1954 signed in the US, prompted by the cold war 
1954
Pope Pius X canonized a saint 
1954
The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy. 
1954
The German U-Boat U-505 began its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. 
1955
KTBS TV channel 3 in Shreveport, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Tanks are deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee 
1957
Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ) 
1957
KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out 
1962
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open 
1964
US attorney general robert kennedy resigns 
1964
Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson 
1965
Curt Flood's record of 568 straight chances without an error begins 
1965
Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic 
1965
Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game 
1965
Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei 
1965
Preparing a move to Anaheim, Angels change their name from LA to Calif 
1966
24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry 
1966
Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman" 
1967
Final episode of "What's My Line?" hosted by John Charles Daly on CBS TV 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf 
1967
Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution 
1967
Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road 
1967
WJPM TV channel 33 in Florence, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run 
1970
After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out 
1970
Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia 
1970
Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands 
1971
John Lennon leaves UK for NYC, never to return 
1971
Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO 
1971
Qatar regains complete independence from Britain 
1971
Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office 
1971
A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland 
1973
General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA 
1973
Jerry Lewis' 8th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
1974
Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut 
1974
NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires 
1974
US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations 
1975
Chartered Boeing 707 crashes in Atlas Mts of Morocco, 188 die 
1975
Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak 
1976
Viking 2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), returns photos 
1977
Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits 756th HR to surpass Hank Aaron's total 
1977
Last broadcast of "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on NBC-TV 
1978
Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29 
1978
Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5) 
1978
Pope John Paul I officially installed as 264th supreme pontiff 
1979
Hurricane David, a strong Atlantic storm kills over 1,000 
1979
Iran army conquerors Mahabad 
1979
Jerry Lewis' 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000 
1979
Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1981
Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game 
1981
Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7 
1982
Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns 
1984
28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery 
1984
Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th 
1984
Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1984
Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566 
1984
South Africa adopts constitution 
1985
20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-returns to Earth 
1985
England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval 
1985
NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game 
1986
Alan Ayckbourn's "Woman in Mind" premieres in London 
1986
Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game 
1987
Coup in Burundi suspends constitution 
1988
Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45 
1988
Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War 
1989
"Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 perfs 
1989
Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die 
1989
Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory 
1990
9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0 
1990
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
1990
Helen Hudson sings national anthem in 26th park of year (San Diego) 
1990
Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186 
1990
White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57 
1992
Jerry Lewis' 27th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,759,368 
1994
Circulation of Neth Telegraph/News of the Day reaches 800,000 
1995
Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT) 
1995
Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3) 
1995
NY Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle 
1995
Soyuz TM-22, launched into orbit 
1995
eBay founded. 
1996
Slowinski & Gage discovers 2^1257787-1 (34th known Mersenne prime) 
1997
A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64. 
2004
The Beslan school massacre ends in the deaths of approximately 344 people, mostly teachers and children. 
2012
3 people are killed and 19 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan 
2012
Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea 
2012
New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan 
2013
15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula 
2013
Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 Billion 
2016
SpaceX assessing launch pad damage after explosion at Cape Canaveral 
2017
North Korea detonates its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet 
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