History of 3 September

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History of 3 September

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. He reached 304.331 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

1939 – British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

1943 – Italy was invaded by the Allied forces during World War II.

1951 – “Search for Tomorrow” debuted on CBS-TV.

1954 – “The Lone Ranger” was heard on the radio for the final time after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.

1966 – The television series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” ended after 14 years.

1967 – The TV game show “What’s My Line?” broadcast its final episode. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

1967 – Nguyen Van Thieu was elected president of South Vietnam under a new constitution.

1967 – In Sweden, motorists stopped driving on the left side of the road and began driving on the right side.

1976 – The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.

1981 – David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.

1981 – Egypt arrested more than 1,500 opponents of the government.

1984 – Bruce Sutter (St. Louis Cardinals) set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season.

1986 – Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler of the Netherlands agreed to merge and form the world’s largest accounting firm.

1989 – The U.S. began shipping military aircraft and weapons, worth $65 million, to Columbia in its fight against drug lords.

1994 – Russia and China announced that they would no longer be targeting nuclear missiles or using force against each other.

1999 – Mario Lemieux’s ownership group officially took over the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux became the first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he had once played for.

2013 – Hunters in Mississippi caught a 727-pound alligator.

2016 – The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.

2017 – North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1982 – Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (d. 2012)
  • 1982 – Andrew McMahon, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1982 – Kaori Natori, Japanese singer
  • 1982 – Tiago Rannow, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Augusto Farfus, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1983 – Nicky Hunt, English footballer
  • 1983 – Marcus McCauley, American football player
  • 1983 – Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1984 – Garrett Hedlund, American actor
  • 1984 – T.J. Perkins, Filipino-American wrestler
  • 1985 – Scott Carson, English footballer
  • 1985 – Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
  • 1986 – Shaun White, American snowboarder, skateboarder, and guitarist
  • 1986 – OMI, Jamaican singer
  • 1987 – Allie, Canadian wrestler
  • 1987 – Modibo Maïga, Malian footballer
  • 1987 – Dawid Malan, English cricketer
  • 1987 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Jérôme Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer
  • 1988 – Hana Makhmalbaf, Iranian director and producer
  • 1992 – August Alsina, American singer-songwriter
  • 1993 – Dominic Thiem, an Austrian tennis player
  • 1994 – Francis Molo, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1994 – Glen Rea, English-Irish footballer
  • 1995 – Niklas Süle, German footballer
  • 1996 – Joy, South Korean idol and actress
  • 1996 – Adama Barro, Burkinabé footballer
  • 1996 – Abraham DeVine, American swimmer
  • 1996 – Veronika Domjan, Slovenian athlete
  • 1996 – William Eskelinen, Swedish footballer
  • 1996 – Dwayne Green, Dutch footballer
  • 1996 – D. J. Hogg, American basketball player
  • 1996 – Moonga K., Zambian singer
  • 1996 – Nanda Kyaw, Burmese footballer
  • 1996 – Florian Maitre, French cyclist
  • 1996 – Callum Moore, Australian footballer
  • 1996 – Neilson Powless, American cyclist
  • 1996 – Osgar O’Hoisin, an Irish tennis player
  • 1996 – Zhang Tingting, Chinese handball player
  • 1996 – Brad Walsh, Australian footballer
  • 1996 – Yoann Wissa, French footballer
  • 1997 – Andrew Austin, Irish cricketer
  • 1997 – Sulayman Bojang, Norwegian footballer
  • 1997 – Reniece Boyce, West Indian cricketer
  • 1997 – Carter Kieboom, American baseball player
  • 1997 – Petar Krstić, Macedonian footballer
  • 1997 – Devin Singletary, American football player
  • 1997 – Bernard Tekpetey, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1997 – Christopher Udeh, Nigerian footballer

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