September 3: Day of the Week
September 3, 2020 was the 247th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 119 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 3 Historical Event(s)
- 863Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.
- 1650Third 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.
- 1651Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester – Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: during the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.
- 1802William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
- 1838Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
- 1941The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.
- 1942World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.
- 1967Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.
- 1971Qatar becomes an independent state
Who were born on September 3?
- 1810Paul Kane, Canadian painter (d. 1871)
- 1841Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
- 1856Louis Sullivan, American architect (d. 1924)
- 1900Percy Chapman, England cricketer (d. 1961)
- 1936Pilar Pallete, Peruvian actress and third wife of American movie star John Wayne
- 1940Pauline Collins, English actress
- 1963Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist and author
- 1980Jennie Finch, American softball player
- 1980The B.G., American rapper
- 1984Garrett Hedlund, American actor
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