September 03: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On September 3, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 246th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 3. On this day, Frederick Douglass was freed from slavery, Argentina hosted the first official game of polo, and Qatar became an independent country.

Virgo is the zodiac sign for September 3rd. Charlie Sheen, Kaia Jordan Gerber, and Shaun White all have famous birthdays. Labor Day, National Skyscraper Day, and West Indian Day Parade Day all fall on September 3.


Happy Birthday! (September 03, 1965)
Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer. photo source:


(September 03, 1976)
On this day in 1976, NASA's robotic spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars after a nearly yearlong trip, and began reporting information about the planet's atmosphere and soil, as well as colour images of the stony surface.

(September 03, 1991)
Frank Capra, the beloved American director best known for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946), died at the age of 94.

(September 03, 2001)
Pauline Kael, an outspoken film critic for The New Yorker magazine who was known as much for her writing style as for the subject, died in Massachusetts.

(September 03, 2012)
Colombian cocaine trafficker Griselda Blanco, regarded as the "Godmother of Cocaine" and a key figure in the Miami drug scene in the 1970s and early 1980s, was fatally shot in Medelln, Colombia.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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