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On This Day in History, 3. September

What Happened On This Day – 3. September

  • 1995 Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

    The company owns ebay.com, an online marketplace and auction website.

  • 1971 Qatar independence

    The Persian Gulf state gained its independence after 55 years of British rule.

  • 1967 Dagen H in Sweden

    On this day, Swedish drivers switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.

  • 1783 Treaty of Paris is Signed between Great Britain and the United States of America

    The treaty ended the American Revolutionary War.

  • 1752 Day skipped in the British Empire

    The British Empire skipped 11 days starting September 3 when it adopted the Gregorian calendar.

Births On This Day – 3. September

  • 1965 Charlie Sheen

    American actor

  • 1929 Whitey Bulger

    American mobster

  • 1900 Percy Chapman

    English cricketer

  • 1899 Frank Macfarlane Burnet

    Australian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 1875 Ferdinand Porsche

    Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche

Deaths On This Day – 3. September

  • 2005 William Rehnquist

    American lawyer, jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States

  • 1991 Frank Capra

    Italian/American director, producer, screenwriter

  • 1962 E. E. Cummings

    American poet

  • 1658 Oliver Cromwell

    English general, politician

  • 1634 Edward Coke

    English judge, politician

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