ON THIS DAY: September 3, 2016

September 3rd is


U.S. Bowling League Day

Cabernet Day

Penny Press Day *

Welsh Rarebit Day

World Beard Day

International Vulture Awareness Day


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Australia – Flag Day

Belgium – Antwerpen:
Laundry Day Festival

India – Assam: Tithi (birthday)international Flags
of Shrimanta Shankar Deva

Jamaica – Kingston:
Rox in Sox Music & Book Festival

Kenya – Nyahururu:
Double Road Race

Qatar –  Independence Day

San Marino –
Republic Foundation Day

Scotland – Braemar:
The Braemar Gathering

Taiwan – Armed Forces Day

Tokelau – Tokehega Day
(maritime treaty of Tokehega)

United States –
Norfolk, VA: ReptiDay Expo
San Diego CA: Festival of Sail


On This Day in HISTORY

301 – San Marino, the world’s oldest continuous republic, is founded by Saint Marinus

1189 – Richard I “the Lionheart” is crowned king of England

richard11 Lionheart

1666 – The Royal Exchange burns on the second day of the Great Fire of London

1783 – Treaty of Paris is signed by Great Britain and the now independent United States of America

1802 – William Wordsworth composes a sonnet entitled Composed on Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

1833 – The New York Sun begins publication. Edited by Benjamin Day, first successful “Penny Press” * newspaper. Slogan: “It Shines for All.” Sold for a penny, instead of six cents like the larger papers, it depended on advertising revenue to make up the difference. Affordable for the working poor, the penny press increased their interest in local and national news printed, not always accurately, along with scandals, police crime reports, local births, deaths and marriages not covered in more expensive papers.

1838 – Frederick Douglass boards a train in Maryland escaping from slavery

1875 – First official game of polo in Argentina after introduction by British ranchers

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell is first to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour,  reaching 304.331 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah


1951 – “Search for Tomorrow” debuts on CBS-TV

1967 – Swedish motorists stopped driving on left side of the road and began driving on the right side

Sweden driving on other side of road - day 1

1976 – NASA spacecraft Viking 2 lands on Mars, takes first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface

1981 – The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women(CEDAW),  an international treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, goes into force. 189 states have ratified, but several countries signed subject to certain declarations, reservations, and objections. U. S. has signed, but not ratified the treaty.  The Holy See, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Tonga are not signatories to CEDAW.

1989 – U.S. starys shipping $65 million in military aircraft and weapons to Columbia for its fight against drug lords

1994 – Crosby, Stills and Nash release “After the Storm”

2013 – Hunters in Mississippi catch a 727-pound alligator

727 pound aligator


  • Vultures
  • International flags
  • Richard I “the Lionheart” effigy on tomb
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell leaning on “Blue Bird” after breaking speed record
  • Swedish street on first day of national change in which side to drive on roads
  • Mutant 727 pound alligator, heaviest ever caught


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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