September 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 590, St. Gregory I begins his reign as the Catholic Pope; he was called Pope Gregory the Great.
- In 1752, the United States adopts the Gregorian calendar.
- In 1833, the first daily newspaper, the New York Sun, begins publishing.
- In 1940, TV was first shown in high definition color.
- In 1967, Sweden starts driving on right-hand side of road instead of the left.
- Famous Birthdays: Nicolo Amati (violin maker - Stradivari & Guarneri), Ferdinand Porsch (German car inventor - Porsche, Volkswagen), Memphis Slim, [Peter Chatman] (rock musician) , Mort Walker, (cartoonist -Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois), Ronald W Harris (lightweight boxer - Olympic gold-1968)
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