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3 September

36BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Naulochus (Sicilian Revolt). http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/republicanromanbattles/g/061109BattleofNaulochus.htm

301 – San Marino – Founded by Saint Marinus. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/521449/San-Marino/236530/History

590 – Rome – Gregory I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_I

863 – Asia Minor – Battle of Lalakaon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lalakaon

 

1189 – England – Coronation of Richard I the Lionheart. Gave orders that no Jew be presented at his coronation, which had been the tradition.  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/hoveden1189a.asp http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/hoveden1189b.asp

1260 – Palestine – Battle of Ain Jalut. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ain_Jalut 

1650 – Scotland/England – Battle of Dunbar (Third English Civil War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=61

1651 – England – Battle of Worcester (Third English Civil War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=49

1658 – England – Oliver Cromwell died, aged 59. Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector. http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/richard-cromwell.htm

1666 – England – Royal Exchange destroyed during Great Fire of London. http://www.infobritain.co.uk/Royal_Exchange_London.htm  http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game

1777 – America – Battle of Cooch’s Bridge (American Revolutionary War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cooch%27s_Bridge

1783 – USA – Treaty of Paris signed (American Revolutionary War). http://www.history.com/topics/treaty-of-paris-1783

1798 – Berlize – Battle of St. George Caye began (French Revolutionary War). http://burnpit.legion.org/2012/09/battle-saint-georges-caye-english-settlers-foil-spanish-invasion-belize

1812 – USA – Pigeon Roost massacre, Indiana, 24 killed. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inscott/PigeonRoost.html

1838 – USA – Frederick Douglass escaped slavery. http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324

1878 – UK – Pleasure boat Princess Alice collided with the Bywell Castle, on river Thames, London, 640+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ptop/plain/A5951054

1879 – Afghanistan – Siege of British Residency in Kabul, 73 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_the_British_Residency_in_Kabul

1914 – Rome – Cardinal Giacomo Della Chiesa became Pope Benedict XV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XV

1925 – USA – USS Shenandoah destroyed in Noble County, Ihio, 14 killed. http://www.airships.net/us-navy-rigid-airships/uss-Shenandoah

1929 – USA – Transcontinental Air Transport plane crashed near Gallup, NM, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290903-0

1935 – USA – Sir Malcolm Campbell became first person to drive an automobile over 300mph, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. http://www.sirmalcolmcampbell.com/sir35.html

1939 – UK – Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/neville-chamberlain


1939 – France, UK, New Zealand, Australia – Declared war on Germany, following the invasion of Poland. http://youtu.be/rtJ_zbz1NyY 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/3/newsid_3493000/3493279.stm

1939 – Atlantic Ocean etc – Battle of the Atlantic began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic

1946 – Denmark – Air France plane crashed near Køge, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460903-0

1947 – Greece – Hellenic Airlines plane crashed at Voula, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470903-0

1949 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Collinsville, CA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490903-0

1967 – Sweden – Traffic changed from driving on left to on the right. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/dagen-h-the-day-sweden-switched-sides-of-the-road-photo/2012/02/17/gIQAOwFVKR_blog.html

1968 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre in Bartin, 29 killed.


1989 – Brazil – Varig Flight 254 crashed near São José do Xingu, MT, 13 killed. https://youtu.be/eoS3MFkT3es http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19890903-0


1992 – Spain – Paralympic IX Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Barcelona. https://youtu.be/kcBXaZ7G6Zg   http://www.paralympic.org/barcelona-1992

1997 – Cambodia – Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 crashed at Phnom Penh-Pochentong Airport, 65 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19970903-0

2004 – Russia – Beslan School hostage situation ended, 300+ killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/world/04/russian_s/html/1.stm

2010 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Canterbury. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-12

2010 – United Arab Emirates – UPS Flight 6 crashed near Dubai Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20100903-0

2011 – Venuatu Region – Earthquake measuring 7Mw, epicentre near Port Vila, Efate. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0005ntq/

York

1268 – Henry III visited York.

1789 – Prince of Wales attended dinner at Mansion House (or 27 Aug).