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3 Sept, 1939 - Britain and France Declare War On Germany
1939 : In response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, declare war on Germany.

3 Sept, 1925 - U.S.A. Latest Taxes
1925 : New figures have been published by Washington to provide an idea of Income Tax paid against income based on a married man with no dependents it also includes normal tax and surtax.
The tax increases steeply after $100,000 to as high as 40%.

3 Sept, 1926 - Gangster Harry "Lefty" Lewis
1926 : The gangster Harry "Lefty" Lewis is brought to trial on murder charges in Cook County, Illinois. Throughout the trial, witnesses and it is believed jurors had been intimidated by death threats and the jury acquitted Lewis after only six hours of deliberation, despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt.


3 Sept, 1929 - Dow Reaches Peak of 381.17
1929 : The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, this was the peak of the bull market that had been increasing at a phenomenal rate in the 20's and only 1 month before the great stock market crash in October 1929 signaling the beginning of the great depression of the thirties.

3 Sept, 1930 - Dominican Republic Hurricane Strikes
1930 : A powerful hurricane with winds exceeding 200 miles per hour were recorded slams into the Dominican Republic, killing more than 8,000 people.

3 Sept, 1935 - World Speed Record
1935 : Sir Malcolm Campbell breaks the 300 mph set a new world record on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah with his 2,500 HP Bluebird and beat his own previous world record of 276.82 mph that he had set earlier in the year.
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3 Sept, 1937 - Australia Camels Used More
1937 : Australia is now using more and more camels for patrolling some of the longest fences in the world as part of the battle against wild dogs in arid areas due to their ability to travel long distances without water.
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3 Sept, 1943 - British and Canadians Land In Italy
September 3rd, 1943 : Four years to the day after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany, British and Canadian troops under the command of General Montgomery land on the Italian Mainland with the object of eliminating Italy from the war.

3 Sept, 1954 - Germany Demands Independence
1954 : Germany is demanding independence from the big three occupying powers and is requesting NATO Membership and the power to re-arm to protect it's sovereignty. Some countries are backing this proposal but many others oppose the option.

3 Sept, 1968 - Great Britain Birth Control Pill
September 3rd, 1968 : British doctors have identified increased numbers of inflammation of veins which lead to blood clots in women using the birth control pill. Both British and US governments are pressing the manufacturers to issue warnings in advertisements and other literature.
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3 Sept, 1972 - American POW's Released
1972 : North Vietnam has released three American Pilots the first POW's released in 3 years, the pilots were captured during the last 4 years. They will be released to anti-war group.
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3 Sept, 1976 - Mars Viking 2 Lands
September 3rd, 1976 : The unmanned U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 launched on September 9th, 1975 lands on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.
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3 Sept, 1983 - US - UK Comparison
1983 : A new report highlighting some of the many differences between Great Britain and the United States finds the differences are much wider that many originally thought and range from most American Homes having a Microwave and a Dishwasher, Gas costing $3.00 a gallon in England but only $1.25 in the US. Also that every teenager in the U.S. is taught to drive while in school but in England will have to pay for private lessons costing many hundreds of dollars.

3 Sept, 1984 - Philippines Typhoon Ike
September 3rd, 1984 : Typhoon Ike with winds approaching 185 mph strikes the Surigao del Norte province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. The typhoon is thought to have killed over 3,000 and left more than 500,000 homeless in addition to completely destroying the countries staple crop of coconuts trees. The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos has refused all offers of assistance from outside the country.

3 Sept, 1998 - Swissair Plane Crashes
1998 : A Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from New York to Geneva crashes in the ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia, just over an hour after taking off, killing all 229 passengers and crew.

3 Sept, 2004 - Fragile Peace In Kashmir
September 3rd, 2004 : As the fragile peace brokered between the Indian prime minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf agreed earlier this year falters, the Indian and Pakistan foreign ministers have met in Dheli to try and bring new impetus to the peace deal.

3 Sept, 2004 - Russia Hostage Siege Ends
2004 : The Hostage Siege ends in The Beslan school in Russia when The group of armed terrorists who had held more than 1,000 hostages in a Beslan school sets of explosives (disagreements over accidentally or on purpose) sets of a fire in the roof of the building leaving 334 hostages dead including 175 school children. Following the explosion Russian forces storm the building leaving 31 terrorists dead.

3 Sept, 2007 - Steve Fosset Reported Missing
September 3rd, 2007 : Steve Fosset is reported missing after the single-engine Bellanca Super Decathlon airplane he was flying over the Sierra Nevada Mountains failed to return. It was not till the following September in 2008 that a hiker found identification cards in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range in California which led to the discovery of his remains.

3 Sept, 2007 - British Withdrawal From Basra
2007 : The final British withdrawal of British troops from their base in the center of Basra to the airport continues in preparation for Iraq security forces to take control of the city. Many view this as a defeat for the British as Basra is left under the control of a mixture of Shia militias and security forces, often one and the same.
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3 Sept, 2008 - Marijuana Sumo Wrestling
September 3rd, 2008 : Two Russian sumo wrestlers tested positive for marijuana in Japan, causing a scandal in the morally conservative sport’s world. One of the two was also arrested for possession of marijuana and then banned from sumo wrestling for life.

3 Sept, 2009 - First Woman Minister In 30 years
2009 : The first woman minister in thirty years was approved by the Iranian parliament. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi was chosen by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be the country’s health minister.

3 Sept, 2011 - IMF Gives Republic of Ireland 1.5 Billion Euros
September 3rd, 2011 : The International Monetary Fund released 1.5 billion euros to the Republic of Ireland as part of their financial aid package to the country. The IMF stated that the country had been implementing austerity measures and had continued to try to stabilize their economy as per the conditions of their financial aid.

3 Sept, 2012 - Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dies
2012 : Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Green Mile, died at the age of fifty-four after suffering complications from a heart attack.

3 Sept, 2012 - Moonie Church Founder Dies
September 3rd, 2012 : Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church based in South Korea, died at the age of ninety-two. Members of the church, known as "Moonies" went into mourning following his death. The church was most well-known for its mass wedding ceremonies.

3 Sept, 2013 - Egypt Shuts Down Television Stations
2013 : Egyptian authorities shut down four different television stations that were accused of being sympathetic of the Muslim Brotherhood. The move came after the Egyptian government tried to stop media from supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and the recently deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

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Ferdinand Porsche
Born: 3rd September 1875 Mattersdorf Czech Republic
Died: 30th January 1951
Known For : Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer with two important legacies created by his skills as an engineer, the first for the creation of "the peoples car / car for everybody" the Volkswagen Beetle which Hitler (1933) gave orders to Ferdinand Porsche to develop a "Volks-Wagen" Translation "Peoples Car" capable of transporting two adults and three children at 100 km/h (62 mph). Although the car was complete in 1938 due to the outbreak of war only military vehicles were built until after the end of the war, the Kübelwagen Type 82 (approx. 52,000 built) and the amphibious Schwimmwagen Type 166 (approx. 14,000 built). Following the end of the war in 1945 Beetles (Never officially called Beetles by Volkswagen) began and the rest of the world including UK and US all said nobody would buy the car as it was hopeless. Ferdinand Porsche second legacy to the auto industry was The famous Porsche company which originally started as a consulting firm back in the early 30's, but in 1948 the company created the Porsche 356 and from 1948-1966 over 70,000 were built with the world recognizing Porsche as one of the worlds best luxury high performance automobiles. In 2011 Porsche SE and Volkswagen Group will merge.