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This Day in History: September 3

September 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 590, St. Gregory I begins his reign as the Catholic Pope; he was called Pope Gregory the Great.
  2. In 1752, the United States adopts the Gregorian calendar.
  3. In 1833, the first daily newspaper, the New York Sun, begins publishing.
  4. In 1940, TV was first shown in high definition color.
  5. In 1967, Sweden starts driving on right-hand side of road instead of the left.
  6. 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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