Today in History

Listings for Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 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.



Today In History