September 3: Day of the Week
September 3, 2018 was the 246th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 119 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1783American Revolutionary War: the war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 181224 settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
- 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
- 1939World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.
- 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.
- 1943World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins.
- 1954The German U-Boat U-505 begins its move from a specially constructed dock to its final site at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
- 1971Qatar becomes an independent state
Who were born on September 3?
- 1724Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (d. 1808)
- 1897Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
- 1900Percy Chapman, England cricketer (d. 1961)
- 1936Pilar Pallete, Peruvian actress and third wife of American movie star John Wayne
- 1948Fotis Kouvelis, Greek lawyer and politician
- 1965Charlie Sheen, American actor
- 1969Noah Baumbach, American film director
- 1970George Lynch, American basketball player
- 1972Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey player
- 1993Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol
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