September 3

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The September 3 is the 246th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 247th in leap years ), thus remain 119 days by year end.

Historical Anniversaries
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Politics and world events

301: Marinus at his work as a stone cutter
1189: Coronation of Richard I the Lionheart
1758: Assassination attempt on King Joseph I of Portugal
1900: Transvaal
1917: German troops in Riga
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science and technology

1926: Berlin radio tower
1976: Viking 2 probe on Mars



1586: Pope Sixtus V.
  • 1586: With his bull Postquam verus , Pope Sixtus V sets the number of members in the college of cardinals to a maximum of 70.
  • 1759: The Jesuit order is banned in Portugal and its possessions because it is said to have been involved in an assassination attempt on King Joseph I in the previous year . All Jesuits have to leave the country in October.
1914: Pope Benedict XV.


  • 1691: The two British ships of the line Coronation and HMS Harwich are lost to stranding while attempting to enter Plymouth Sound during a heavy storm . Around 1,000 sailors die in the process, and only a handful of crew members can save themselves.
  • 1878: The British excursion steamer Princess Alice collides with the coal freighter Bywell Castle on the Thames and sinks in four minutes. 640 people die. It is the worst shipping accident to date in British inland waters.
1882: The Hugstetten accident site

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .

nature and environment

1964: An upper reaches of the San Joaquin River in the Ansel Adams Wilderness


1841: Großvenediger

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century



20th century






Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

19th century

20th century



21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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