History on September 03, yyyy
Today is Monday, Sept. 03, the 247th day of 2012. There are 119 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 03, 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.
On this date:
In 1189, England’s King Richard I was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
In 1658, Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, died in London; he was succeeded by his son, Richard.
In 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate forces invaded the border state of Kentucky, which had declared its neutrality in the conflict.
In 1868, the Japanese city of Edo was renamed Tokyo.
In 1923, the United States and Mexico resumed diplomatic relations.
In 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland.
In 1943, the British Eighth Army invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the Allies.
In 1962, poet E.E. Cummings died in North Conway, N.H., at age 67.
In 1976, America’s Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet’s surface.
In 1999, a French judge closed a two-year inquiry into the car crash that killed Princess Diana, dismissing all charges against nine photographers and a press motorcyclist, and concluding the accident was caused by an inebriated driver.
“Beetle Bailey” cartoonist Mort Walker is 89
Actress Anne Jackson is 86
Actress Eileen Brennan is 80
Country singer Tompall Glaser is 79
Actress Pauline Collins is 72
Rock singer-musician Al Jardine is 70
Actress Valerie Perrine is 69
Rock musician Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 64
Rock guitarist Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) is 57
Actor Steve Schirripa is 55
Actor Holt McCallany is 48
Rock singer-musician Todd Lewis is 47
Actor Charlie Sheen is 47
Singer Jennifer Paige is 39
Dance-rock musician Redfoo is 37
Actress Ashley Jones is 36
Actress Nichole Hiltz is 34
Actor Nick Wechsler is 34
Actor Garrett Hedlund is 28
Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 26.