September 3 in history

September 3 events chronologically

301 San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus
590 Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great)
673 King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne
863 Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid
1189 Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard "the Lionheart") is crowned at Westminster
1260 The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire
1650 Third English Civil War: In the Battle of Dunbar, English Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat an army loyal to King Charles II of England and led by David Leslie, Lord Newark

Top 7 most famous people born on September 3

1899 Frank Macfarlane Burnet an Australian virologist best known for his contributions to immunology. He won the Nobel Prize in 1960 for predicting acquired immune tolerance and was best known for developing the theory of clonal selection
1900 Urho Kekkonen a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland and later as the eighth and longest-serving President of Finland. Kekkonen continued the “active neutrality” policy of his predecessor President Juho Kusti Paasikivi, a doctrine that came to be known as the “Paasikivi–Kekkonen line”, under which Finland retained its independence while maintaining extensive trade with members of NATO as well as those of the Warsaw Pact
1929 Whitey Bulger an American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure. Based on grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks's former associates, U.S. prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders. Bulger is the brother of former President of the Massachusetts Senate Billy Bulger
1936 Zine El Abidine Ben Ali the second President of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011. Ben Ali was appointed Prime Minister in October 1987, and he assumed the Presidency on 7 November 1987 in a bloodless coup d'état that ousted President Habib Bourguiba, who was declared incompetent. Ben Ali was subsequently reelected with enormous majorities, each time exceeding 90% of the vote; the final re-election was on 25 October 2009
1963 Malcolm Gladwell a Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has written five books, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking , Outliers: The Story of Success , What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures , a collection of his journalism, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. All five books were on The New York Times Best Seller list
1965 Charlie Sheen an American actor. Sheen rose to fame after a series of successful films such as Platoon , Lucas , Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Wall Street , Young Guns , Eight Men Out , Major League , Hot Shots! , The Three Musketeers , The Arrival , Money Talks , and Being John Malkovich
1979 Júlio César (football goalkeeper born 1979) a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Portuguese club Benfica.

Top 7 most famous people died on September 3

1634 Edward Coke considered to be the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Born into a middle-class family, Coke was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge before leaving to study at the Inner Temple, where he was called to the Bar on 20 April 1578. As a barrister he took part in several notable cases, including Slade's Case, before earning enough political favour to be elected to Parliament, where he served first as Solicitor General and then as Speaker of the House of Commons. Following a promotion to Attorney General he led the prosecution in several notable cases, including those against Robert Devereux, Sir Walter Raleigh and the Gunpowder Plot conspirators. As a reward for his services he was first knighted and then made Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
1658 Oliver Cromwell an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1883 Ivan Turgenev a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches , was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction
1991 Frank Capra an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream personified."
2005 William Rehnquist an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause
2012 Sun Myung Moon a Korean religious leader, businessperson, political activist, and media mogul. A self-proclaimed messiah, he was the founder of the Unification Church and of its widely noted "Blessing" or mass wedding ceremony. His business interests included News World Communications, an international news media corporation which founded The Washington Times and owns other media in several countries, and Tongil Group, a South Korean business group active in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, tourism, and publishing
2012 Michael Clarke Duncan an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He was also recognized for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King and Daredevil, as well as voice acting roles in works such as Brother Bear, Kung Fu Panda & Green Lantern