September 3: Day of the Week
September 3, 2021 is the 246th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 119 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1658Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England
- 1802William Wordsworth composes the sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.
- 1838Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.
- 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.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.
- 1875The first official game of Polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British Ranchers.
- 1878Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat SS Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
- 1933Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).
- 1971Qatar becomes an independent state
- 2004Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.
Who were born on September 3?
- 1695Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer (d. 1764)
- 1811John Humphrey Noyes, American political and religious figure (d. 1886)
- 1820George Hearst, American businessman, father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
- 1875Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951)
- 1934Freddie King, American blues guitarist and singer (d. 1976)
- 1957Garth Ancier, American television executive
- 1963Amber Lynn, American porn star
- 1963Mubarak Ghanim, United Arab Emirates footballer
- 1972Christine Boudrias, Canadian short track speed skater
- 1983Marcus McCauley, American football player
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