3 September

3 September

September 3 is the 246th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 119 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Welsh Rarebit Day
  • Skyscraper day
  • Bring Your Manners To Work Day
  • National Lazy Mom’s Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 3

1995: Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

The company owns ebay.com, an online marketplace and auction website.

1971: Qatar independence

The Persian Gulf state gained its independence after 55 years of British rule.

1967: Dagen H in Sweden

On this day, Swedish drivers switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.

1783: Treaty of Paris is Signed between Great Britain and the United States of America

The treaty ended the American Revolutionary War.

1752: Day skipped in the British Empire

The British Empire skipped 11 days starting September 3 when it adopted the Gregorian calendar.

1995: in 1995: eBay founded

in 1995: eBay founded

1967: Sweden switches from left to right-hand traffic, Stockholm, 3 Sep 1967

Sweden switches from left to right-hand traffic, Stockholm, 3 Sep 1967

1940: Sept 3, 1940. Colourized photo of British children taking shelter in a trench while watching an aerial battle overhead during the Battle of Britain.

Sept 3, 1940. Colourized photo of British children taking shelter in a trench while watching an aerial battle overhead during the Battle of Britain.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 3

1965: Charlie Sheen, American actor

1929: Whitey Bulger, American mobster

1900: Percy Chapman, English cricketer

1899: Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

1875: Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 3

2005: William Rehnquist, American lawyer, jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States

1991: Frank Capra, Italian/American director, producer, screenwriter

1962: E. E. Cummings, American poet

1658: Oliver Cromwell, English general, politician

1634: Edward Coke, English judge, politician


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