September 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day – The Fact Site

September 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day – The Fact Site

What is special about september 3rd

September 3rd is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Welsh Rarebit Day and Skyscraper Day.

We’ve reached the 246th day of the year. There are 119 days left until the end of the year.

You’re about to unearth some of the most interesting historical events of all time that all just happened to fall on this special day.

Did you know that on this day in 1833, The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City? It was the first newspaper to report crimes and personal events such as suicides, deaths, and divorces.

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

What Events Happened On September 3 In History?

2015 A record-breaking haircut saved a sheep that had not been sheared in over five years in Canberra, Australia.

The overgrown hair was causing health problems to the sheep, which impaired its walking, so a resident named Sue Dowling relieved it by shearing off 88 lbs (40 kg) of fleece. The sheep was named Chris and was put up for adoption after its life was saved.

2013 Microsoft purchased Nokia for $7.2 billion.

1995 The online auction website eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar.

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1976 The Viking 2 became the second spacecraft to land on Mars.

The craft journeyed the Martian surface for over three years, sending back photos of Mars’ surface.

1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono left the UK and headed to New York City, US.

Lennon never returned to the UK.

1967 Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side.

This was one of Sweden’s most significant logistical events, known as Dagen H (H-Day) or Högertrafikomläggningen.

1944 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was transported to Auschwitz, along with over a thousand other Jewish prisoners.

1940 Adolf Hitler made plans to invade Britain starting on September 21, 1940.

1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world record speed exceeding 300 mph on the Bonneville Flats, Utah, US.

1895 John Brallier became the first openly paid professional American Football player when he was paid $10 to play a match.

1838 Frederick Douglass escaped slavery in the US.

On this day, he started a journey from Philadelphia to New York City by train, where he dressed as a sailor. Upon arriving in New York, he stayed in a safe house with abolitionist David Ruggles.

1833 The Sun newspaper was published for the first time in New York City.

1783 The United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary war.

Famous Quotes Said On September 3

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on this day.


“In life and in painting too, I can easily do without the dear Lord, but I can’t, suffering as I do, do without something greater than myself, which is my life, the power to create.”

– Vincent van Gogh

Famous People Born On September 3

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Charlie Sheen! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

Special Holidays On September 3

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

September 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on September 3rd shares the same star sign, Virgo.

Virgo is the sixth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the goddess of fertility and agriculture. Did you know that the brightest star in the Virgo constellation is called “Spica” and is the 15th brightest star in the sky?

If you were born in September, Sapphire is your assigned birthstone. Sapphires are associated with royalty and romance. They’re said to symbolize fidelity and the soul.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around December 11 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on September 3, 2022, will likely be due next year around May 27.