Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 3

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This is a list of selected September 3 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Flag Day in Australia; unreferenced section
; Armed Forces Day in Taiwan refimprove
301San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, was founded by Saint Marinus. refimprove sections
590Gregory I became pope, the first one to come from a monastic background. unreferenced section
1189Richard the Lionheart was crowned King of England in Westminster. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1260 – The Mongols suffered their first decisive defeat at the hands of Egyptian Mamluks in the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine. refimprove section, original research
1783 – The Peace of Paris formally ended the states of war between United States, France, Spain and Great Britain. refimprove section
1838Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery, and went on to become famous as an abolitionist. date not cited, refimprove section
1925 – The USS Shenandoah, the U.S. Navy's first rigid airship, was torn apart in a squall line over Ohio. refimprove section
1967Dagen H: All non-essential traffic was banned from the roads in Sweden while drivers switched from the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side. refimprove
1976 – The NASA Viking 2 spacecraft landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars. unreferenced section
2004 – Russian security forces stormed a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, to force an end to the three-day hostage crisis, in which at least 334 of the over 1,100 hostages were killed. expansion
Frank Capra (d. 1991) unreferenced section


September 3

The impending collision of Princess Alice
The impending collision of Princess Alice

Umar al-Aqta (d. 863) · Macfarlane Burnet (b. 1899) · Scott Carson (b. 1985)

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