3 Sept, 1983 US – UK Comparison
1983 : A new report highlighting some of the many differences between Great Britain and the United States finds the differences are much wider that many originally thought and range from most American Homes having a Microwave and a Dishwasher, Gas costing $3.00 a gallon in England but only $1.25 in the US. Also that every teenager in the U.S. is taught to drive while in school but in England will have to pay for private lessons costing many hundreds of dollars.
3 Sept, 1984 Philippines Typhoon Ike
1984 : Typhoon Ike with winds approaching 185 mph strikes the Surigao del Norte province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The typhoon is thought to have killed over 3,000 and left more than 500,000 homeless in addition to completely destroying the countries staple crop of coconuts trees. The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos has refused all offers of assistance from outside the country.
3 Sept, 1998 Swissair Plane Crashes
1998 : A Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from New York to Geneva crashes in the ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia, just over an hour after taking off, killing all 229 passengers and crew.
3 Sept, 2004 Fragile Peace In Kashmir
September 3rd, 2004 : As the fragile peace brokered between the Indian prime minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf agreed earlier this year falters, the Indian and Pakistan foreign ministers have met in Dheli to try and bring new impetus to the peace deal.
3 Sept, 2004 Russia Hostage Siege Ends
2004 : The Hostage Siege ends in The Beslan school in Russia when The group of armed terrorists who had held more than 1,000 hostages in a Beslan school sets of explosives (disagreements over accidentally or on purpose) sets of a fire in the roof of the building leaving 334 hostages dead including 175 school children. Following the explosion Russian forces storm the building leaving 31 terrorists dead.
3 Sept, 2007 Steve Fosset Reported Missing
2007 : Steve Fosset is reported missing after the single-engine Bellanca Super Decathlon airplane he was flying over the Sierra Nevada Mountains failed to return. It was not till the following September in 2008 that a hiker found identification cards in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range in California which led to the discovery of his remains.
3 Sept, 2007 British Withdrawal From Basra
2007 : The final British withdrawal of British troops from their base in the center of Basra to the airport continues in preparation for Iraq security forces to take control of the city. Many view this as a defeat for the British as Basra is left under the control of a mixture of Shia militias and security forces, often one and the same.
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3 Sept, 2008 Marijuana Sumo Wrestling
2008 : Two Russian sumo wrestlers tested positive for marijuana in Japan, causing a scandal in the morally conservative sport’s world. One of the two was also arrested for possession of marijuana and then banned from sumo wrestling for life.
3 Sept, 2009 First Woman Minister In 30 years
2009 : The first woman minister in thirty years was approved by the Iranian parliament. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi was chosen by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be the country’s health minister.
3 Sept, 2011 IMF Gives Republic of Ireland 1.5 Billion Euros
2011 : The International Monetary Fund released 1.5 billion euros to the Republic of Ireland as part of their financial aid package to the country. The IMF stated that the country had been implementing austerity measures and had continued to try to stabilize their economy as per the conditions of their financial aid.
3 Sept, 2012 Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies
2012 : Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Green Mile, died at the age of fifty-four after suffering complications from a heart attack.
3 Sept, 2012 Moonie Church Founder Dies
2012 : Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church based in South Korea, died at the age of ninety-two. Members of the church, known as “Moonies” went into mourning following his death. The church was most well-known for its mass wedding ceremonies.
3 Sept, 2013 Egypt Shuts Down Television Stations
2013 : Egyptian authorities shut down four different television stations that were accused of being sympathetic of the Muslim Brotherhood. The move came after the Egyptian government tried to stop media from supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and the recently deposed President Mohammed Morsi.