SEPTEMBER 3 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1666 – The Royal Exchange burnt down in the Great Fire of London on the 3rd September 1666.

1734Joseph Wright of Derby the English landscape and portrait painter was born on the 3rd September 1734 (died 1797).

Vesuvius volcanic eruption Portici Naples Italy erupting volcano night painting Joseph Wright Derby 18th century 1700s red fire Art
Vesuvius volcanic eruption seen from Portici & painted by Joseph Wright of Derby in the 18th century (1734 – 1797) ~ from the Art collection of the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA

1810 – Paul Kane the Canadian painter was born on the 3rd September 1810 (died 1871).

1875 – Ferdinand Porsche the Austrian-German engineer, businessman and founder of Porsche was born on the 3rd September 1875 (died 1951).

1899 – Frank Macfarlane Burnet the Australian biologist and Nobel Prize laureate was born on the 3rd September 1899 (died 1985).

1914 – Memphis Slim the American singer, pianist, and composer was born on the 3rd September 1914 (died 1988).

1923 – Mort Walker the American cartoonist was born on the 3rd September 1923.

1923 – Glen Bell the American businessman and founder of Taco Bell was born on the 3rd September 1923 (died 2010).

1925 – Bengt Lindström the Swedish painter was born on the 3rd September 1925 (died 2008).

1933 – Tompall Glaser the American singer from Tompall & the Glaser Brothers was born on the 3rd September 1933 (died 2013).

1934 – Freddie King the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 3rd September 1934 (died 1976).

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell reached a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the 3rd September 1935, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the 1st person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

1939 – World War IIFrance, the United KingdomNew Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany on the 3rd September 1939, after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.

1941 – The first gas chamber experiments were conducted at Auschwitz on the 3rd September 1941, during World War 2.

1942 – Al Jardine the American guitarist, singer, and composer from The Beach Boys was born on the 3rd September 1942.

1944 – Anne Frank and her family were placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 3rd September 1944, arriving 3 days later.

1945 – George Biondo the American bass player from Steppenwolf was born on the 3rd September 1945.

1947 – Eric Bell the Irish guitarist and songwriter from Thin Lizzy was born on the 3rd September 1947.

1950 – “Nino” Farina became the 1st Formula One Drivers’ champion on the 3rd September 1950, after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.

1951 – The 1st long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, aired its 1st episode on on the 3rd September 1951.

1955 – Steve Jones the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Sex Pistols was born on the 3rd September 1955.

1965 – Charlie Sheen the American actor was born on the 3rd September 1965.

1967 – Dagen H began in Sweden on the 3rd September 1967, with all traffic changds from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.

1971 – Qatar became an independent state on the 3rd September 1971.

1975 ~ Redfoo the American singer-songwriter and dancer from LMFAO (with his nephew SkyBlu) was born Stefan Gordy on the 3rd September 1975. Redfoo is also a DJ, rapper and son of the founder of Berry Gordy, Jr. the Motown Record Company. In 2013 Redfoo replaced Guy Sebastian to become a judge and mentor on the 5th season of the The X Factor (Australia) with Ronan KeatingNatalie Bassingthwaighte and Dannii Minogue. YouTube Vevo video: LMFAO ~ Sexy and I Know It (2011) ~ over 270 million views in the first 2 years…YouTube Vevo video: LMFAO ~ Party Rock Anthem (2011) ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock ~ over 570 million views in the first 2 years… 

1976 – The American Viking 2 spacecraft landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars on the 3rd September 1976.

1979 – Tomo Miličević the Bosnian-American guitarist from 30 Seconds to Mars was born on the 3rd September 1979.

2OI3 ~ The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) electronic dance song viral video by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis was posted on YouTube on the 3rd September 2013, and had over 250 million views within 3 months. Ylvis official website: | Ylvis verified Facebook page: | Ylvis verified Twitter: | Ylvis YouTube channel: | YouTube video: Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]…

Today in History for September 3rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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