September 3: Day of the Week
September 3, 2023 was the 246th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 119 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
September 3 Historical Event(s)
- 36 BCIn the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.
- 1803English scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.
- 1855Indian Wars: in Nebraska, 700 soldiers under United States General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village and killing 100 men, women and children.
- 1914William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
- 1935Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph
- 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.
- 1943World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins.
- 1976Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.
- 1997Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev TU-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
Who were born on September 3?
- 1675Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts (d. 1751)
- 1925Shoista Mullojonova, Tajikistani Shashmakom singer (d. 2010)
- 1931Dick Motta, American basketball coach
- 1938Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1942Al Jardine, American guitarist (The Beach Boys)
- 1969Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, fitness model, professional wrestler and valet (d. 2004)
- 1970Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
- 1971Trevor St. John, American actor
- 1973Norihiko Hibino, Japanese composer
- 1975Daniel Chan, Hong Kong Celebrity
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