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September 3rd Major News Events

  1. 1939 Britain and France Declare War On Germany
  2. 1929 Dow Reaches Peak of 381.17
  3. 1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell breaks the 300 mph set a new world record
  4. 1976 Mars Viking 2 Lands
  5. 2004 Fragile Peace In Kashmir
  6. 1984 Philippines Typhoon Ike

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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 Twenties and only 1 month before the great stock market crash in October 1929 signaling the beginning of the great depression of the thirties.

From 1920s Fashions Page

Pendant Trim Hat 1924 Pendant Trim Hat
Price: $2.85

Pendant trims of flowers are among the newer modes this season. Especially charming on this transparent shape of imported azure braid. Pendant of four handsome taffeta roses on taffeta covered stems. Shaded taffeta and Rayon (artificial silk) plush foliage. Narrow ribbon crown band. Snug fitting, brimless back. Colors come in crab apple, Copenhagen blue, black with American beauty red roses or white with rose color roses.

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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From 1950s Home Furnishings Page

1956 Portable Bar 1956 Portable Bar
Price $49.50
For the "host with the most".. the fellow who has everything. Made to order for the man who entertains... be it cocktail party or snacks after a skating party. Three removable, adjustable shelves hold bottles and glasses. Alcohol-proof baked on enameled metal top. Sturdy steel washable plastic-coated fabric sides. Brass-plated metal trim. Choose from walnut, blonde or black.

1952 Gossip Bench 1952 Gossip Bench
Price: $27.85
It's new... distinctive... different! Attractive... and mighty useful. Lovely mahogany finish. Recessed compartment for directory and note pads--closes out of the way. Fine hardwoods, mahogany finish. Washable medium green plastic cover. Comfortable padded seat.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Born This Day In History September 3

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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 Thirties, 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.

From 1920s Fashions Page

Feather Toque 1923 Feather Toque
Price: $3.75

The snappiest feather toque designed in many a season. In comfortable size to fit almost any head and especially becoming. Selected coque feathers pasted all over the top and into the clever flat trailing effect at side. Many bright colored ostrich flues scattered in for contrast. Narrow silk faced duvetyn brim.