Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Miss Justice Mary Laffoy dramatically resigns as chairperson of the Laffoy Commission on Child Abuse, which is investigating evidence of child sex abuse in schools, orphanages and Catholic Church-run institutions over decades in Ireland. Her resignation followed one day after the Minister for Education, Noel Dempsey told RTÉ Radio that the Irish Government, worried by suggestions that the investigation would last more than a decade and cost hundreds of millions of euro, wanted to restructure the investigation to examine only a sle of the 1800 cases being investigated. The government has delayed publishing Justice Laffoy's resignation letter. Abuse victim and crusader against abuse Christine Buckey calls for Dempsey's resignation. Colm O'Gorman, of the child abuse charity "One in Four", and himself a prominent survivor of abuse, calls on Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to publish all correspondence relating to the resignation. //www.rte.ie/news/2003/0903/ABUSE.html
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
2002 US Open: Lindsay Davenport defeated Yelena Bovina to advance to the semi-finals against the winner of Serena Williams vs. Daniela Hantuchová Monica Seles defeated Martina Hingis to advance to the quarter-finals against Venus Williams.
Monday, September 3, 2001
Tuesday, September 3, 1996
Saturday, September 3, 1994
Tuesday, September 3, 1991
Thursday, September 3, 1987
Friday, September 3, 1982
Saturday, September 3, 1977
Friday, September 3, 1976
Cold War: Soviet Air Force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate, on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan, and requests political asylum in the United States.
Monday, September 3, 1973
Thursday, September 3, 1970
September 6 ndash Israeli forces fight Palestinian guerillas in southern Lebanon.
Tuesday, September 3, 1957
American Civil Rights Movement ndash Little Rock Crisis: Governor Orville Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National Guard, to prevent African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.
Friday, September 3, 1954
The last new episode of "The Lone Ranger
" is aired on radio, after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years.
Monday, September 3, 1951
The American soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuts on CBS. After over 30 years, the show switches to NBC on March 26, 1982. "Search for Tomorrow" airs its final episode on December 26, 1986.
Sunday, September 3, 1944
WWII: The Allies liberate Brussels.
Friday, September 3, 1943
WWII: Mainland Italy is invaded by Allied forces under Bernard L. Montgomery, for the first time in the war.
Thursday, September 3, 1942
WWII: A German attempt to liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Lakhva
leads to an uprising.
Sunday, September 3, 1939
British liner in the eastern Atlantic. Of the 1,418 aboard, 98 passengers and 19 crew are killed.
The United Kingdom, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany.
Sunday, September 3, 1933
Tuesday, September 3, 1929
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) peaks at 381.17, a height it would not reach again until November 1954.
Monday, September 3, 1928
Thursday, September 3, 1925
The U.S. dirigible "Shenandoah" breaks up near Caldwell, Ohio 14 crewmen are killed.
Tuesday, September 3, 1895
The first professional American football game is played, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
, between the Latrobe YMCA
and the Jeannette Athletic Club (Latrobe wins 12–0).
Saturday, September 3, 1892
Tuesday, September 3, 1878
Thursday, September 3, 1868
Tuesday, September 3, 1861
Monday, September 3, 1860
Giuseppe Garibaldi's forces capture Naples.
The is accidentally rammed and sunk in Lake Michigan
Monday, September 3, 1855
Sunday, September 3, 1843
Popular uprising in Athens
, including citizens and military captains, to require from King Otto
to issue a liberal Constitution
to the state, which was governed since independence (1830) by various domestic and foreign centres of profits.
Saturday, September 3, 1803
Friday, September 3, 1802
Wednesday, September 3, 1783
Wednesday, September 3, 1777
American Revolution ndash Cooch's Bridge: In a minor skirmish in New Castle County, Delaware, the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.
Sunday, September 3, 1758
Monday, September 3, 1725
In Qing Dynasty China 66 copies of a 5,020 volume long encyclopedia, the "Gujin Tushu Jicheng" ("Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings from the Earliest to Current Times") are printed, necessitating the crafting of 250,000 movable type characters cast in bronze.
The Black Watch is founded in Scotland.
The Treaty of Hanover is signed between Great Britain, France and Prussia.
A fire in Wapping
, England destroys 70 houses.
Tuesday, September 3, 1658
The Dutch in the Cape Colony start to import slaves from India and South-East Asia (later from Madagascar).
Portuguese traders are expelled from Ceylon by Dutch invaders.
Thursday, September 3, 1654
Sunday, September 3, 1651
Saturday, September 3, 1650
Friday, September 3, 1649
Tuesday, August 24, 1540 (Julianian calendar)
Gelawdewos succeeds his father Lebna Dengel as Emperor of Ethiopia.
Monday, August 25, 1483 (Julianian calendar)
publishes his "Historiarum ab inclinatione romanorum imperii".
Isaac Abravanel flees Portugal after being implicated in a plot against the king.
October ndash A rebellion by the Duke of Buckingham is crushed by Richard III.
The Prince of Moscow builds the fortress of Ivangorod facing Narva.
Friday, August 27, 1260 (Julianian calendar)
The Hindu Silharya Dynasty, which ruled an area around Mumbai
The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Galilee, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.
The Chinese era "Jingding" begins and ends in the Southern Song Dynasty of China.
The Japanese Shōgen
era ends, and the Bun'ō
Sunday, August 27, 1189 (Julianian calendar)
Sancho I of Portugal
with the help of the troops of the Third Crusade
.ref name=lameretlesmusulmansPicard C. (1997) "La mer et les musulmans d'Occident au Moyen Age". Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp.73
Richard Lionheart is crowned as king of England. He immediately begins selling castles, lordships, privileges, and towns to fund his long-anticipated crusade against the Middle East.ref name=King John' 1961. p. 38/
Saturday, August 27, 1104 (Julianian calendar)
of Damascus founds a short lived principality in Syria. First exle of a series of Seljukid atabeg
The volcano Hekla erupts in Iceland, destroying settlements.
Sunday, August 31, 626 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, September 1, 590 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, September 2, 301 (Julianian calendar)
The republic of San Marino
is established (traditional date).
, a man by the name of Pāņini
comes up with the first concept for a spoken and written language. Through a series of some 4000 different rules, this is the first time that a language is described in such a way.