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September 3rd

September 3rd is the 246th day of the year (247th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about September 3rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on September 3rd

1875 Ferdinand Porsche (automobile designer)

1905 Carl D. Anderson (phyisicist - discovered the positron)

1913 Alan Ladd (actor)

1936 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (President of Tunisia 1987-2011)

1940 Pauline Collins (actress)

1942 Al Jardine (guitarist, singer, composer - The Beach Boys)

1947 Gérard Houllier (soccer manager)

1955 Steve Jones (guitarist - Sex Pistols)

1963 Malcolm Gladwell (journalist, author)

1965 Charlie Sheen (actor)

Charlie Sheen

1970 Gareth Southgate (soccer player, manager)

1973 Jennifer Paige (singer)

1981 Fearne Cotton (radio and TV host)

September 3rd in History

301 San Marino, the world's oldest surviving republic, is founded by Saint Marinus.

1189 Richard I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey

1653 Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.

1803 Chemist John Dalton is the first chemist to use symbols to represent atoms of different elements.

John Dalton

1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell is the first person to exceed 300 mph in an automobile, reaching a maximum speed of 304.331 mph.

1939 Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany.

1943 Italy signs an armistice with the Allies. Allied invasion of Italy begins the same day.

1967 Traffic in Sweden switches from driving on the left to driving on the right in one night ("Dagen H", also known as "Högertrafikomläggningen").

1971 Qatar independent from UK.

1976 Viking 2 probe lands on Mars.

Viking 2

September 3rd is also

Flag Day (Australia)

Armed Forces Day (Taiwan)

Foundation Day (San Marino)

Independence Day (Qatar)


People born on September 3rd are Virgo


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