Today in History
Listings for Thursday, September 3, 2020.
- 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker
- 1814 J.J. Sylvester --1897
- 1856 Louis Sullivan, father of modern US architecture.
- 1884 S. Lefschetz --1972
- 1907 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer, cofounder of New Democratic Party
- 1913 Alan Ladd, actor
- 1914 Kitty Carlisle-Hart
- 1943 Valerie Perrine
- 1960 Perry Bamonte, The Cure
- 1965 Charlie Sheen
- 1969 Gwen Stefani, No Doubt
- 1783 Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, is signed.
- 1849 California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
- 1900 British annex Natal (South Africa)
- 1935 First automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell
- 1939 Britain declared war on Germany. France followed six hours later, quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
- 1940 US gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for military bases
- 1976 US Viking 2 lands on Mars at Utopia
- 1978 Crew of Soyuz 31 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 29
- 1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 6 returns to Earth
That's all for today.