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September 3 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 3. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 36 BC
    In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.
  • 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
    Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
  • 673
    King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne.
  • 863
    Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.
  • 1189
    Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard “the Lionheart”) is crowned at Westminster.
  • 1260
    The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1650
    Third English Civil War: In the Battle of Dunbar, English Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat an army loyal to King Charles II of England and led by David Leslie, Lord Newark.
  • 1651
    Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester: Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
  • 1658
    Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.
  • 1666
    The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: During the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.
  • 1783
    American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1798
    The week long battle of St. George’s Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.
  • 1802
    William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
  • 1812
    Twenty-four settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
  • 1838
    Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
  • 1843
    King Otto of Greece is forced to grant a constitution following an uprising in Athens.
  • 1855
    American Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under United States General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan massacre by attacking a Sioux village and killing 100 men, women and children.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
  • 1874
    The congress of the State of Mexico elevates Naucalpan to the category of villa, with the title of “Villa de Juárez”.
  • 1875
    The first official game of polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British ranchers.
  • 1878
    Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat SS Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
  • 1879
    Siege of the British Residency in Kabul: British envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari and 72 men of the The Guides are massacred by Afghan troops while defending the British Residency in Kabul. Their heroism and loyalty became famous and revered throughout the British Empire.
  • 1895
    John Brallier becomes the first openly professional American football player, when he was paid US$10 by David Berry, to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12–0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.
  • 1914
    William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
  • 1914
    French composer Albéric Magnard is killed defending his estate against invading German soldiers.
  • 1914
    World War I: Start of the Battle of Grand Couronné, a German assault against French positions on high ground near the city of Nancy.
  • 1916
    World War I: Leefe Robinson destroys the German airship Schütte-Lanz SL 11 over Cuffley, north of London; the first German airship to be shot down on British soil.

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