31 fun facts for September, 3

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 3rd is a significant day in history, with events like Frederick Douglass's escape from slavery, the founding of the Knights of Labor, and the introduction of the IBM Model 01 electric typewriter. Prominent birthdays include Tiffany Haddish and e.e. cummings, while cultural milestones include the openings of Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the success of the longest-running game show "The Price is Right".
31 Fun facts
  1. On September 3, 1838, Frederick Douglass, an African American abolitionist, successfully escaped from slavery by boarding a train in Maryland dressed as a sailor.
  2. September 3, 1967, known as "Dagen H" or "H Day", was the day Sweden switched from driving on the left to the right side of the road to prevent traffic accidents and align with neighboring countries.
  3. The first major labor union in the United States, the Knights of Labor, was founded on September 3, 1869, advancing labor rights and pushing for an eight-hour workday.
  4. On September 3, 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany in response to Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland, marking the beginning of World War II in Europe.
  5. The first cable TV system, known as the Community Antenna Television (CATV), was established on September 3, 1948, in Astoria, Oregon.
  6. The United States' first professional female astronomer, Maria Mitchell, discovered a comet on September 3, 1847, later named Miss Mitchell's Comet.
  7. September 3, 1954, saw the official opening of the iconic Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, which was Disney's first resort hotel and helped create a more immersive experience for park guests.
  8. The first ever electric typewriter, the IBM Model 01, was introduced on September 3, 1953, revolutionizing the world of typing.
  9. Mercury, the first American manned space program, was announced on September 3, 1959, helping to develop technologies that would later put humans on the moon.
  10. On September 3, 1985, the first large disc-zoo display stand, measuring 30 feet wide and 16 feet high, was installed at the Tower Records Music Store in Hollywood, California.
  11. The longest-running game show on television, "The Price is Right", debuted on September 3, 1972, with host Bob Barker.
  12. On September 3, 2007, the football team The Sporting Club of North Korea was officially disbanded following allegations of doping and corruption.
  13. September 3, 2004, marked the grand opening of Hong Kong Disneyland, making it the first Disney park in China and the fifth worldwide.
  14. American actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish was born on September 3, 1979.
  15. The Treaty of Paris, which ended the War of Independence was signed on September 3, 1783, marking the United States as a free and independent nation.
  16. On September 3, 1914, French composer and pianist, Albéric Magnard, was killed defending his home against German soldiers during World War I.
  17. The Australian television show "Play School", which aired on September 3, 1966, has become the country's longest-running children's program with more than 50 years of broadcast.
  18. On September 3, 1995, eBay.com, one of the world's most successful e-commerce platforms, was launched as AuctionWeb by Pierre Omidyar.
  19. September 3, 1947, marked the opening of the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, laying the groundwork for the modern international financial system.
  20. In 1931, on September 3, the prominent Italian-American gangster Salvatore Maranzano was assassinated in New York City by hitmen ordered by rival mob boss Charles Luciano.
  21. The University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, was established on September 3, 1611, and is now known as the oldest existing university in Asia.
  22. On September 3, 1999, the Major League Baseball team, Houston Astros, set the record for the most home runs in a season with 249.
  23. The first shipment of fresh whole milk was made on September 3, 1914, in the United States.
  24. On September 3, 1997, the Cahokia Mounds, an ancient Native American city near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, was designated a U.N. World Heritage site.
  25. French poet e.e. cummings was born on September 3, 1894.
  26. Colombian singer Carlos Vives won his first-ever Latin Grammy Award on September 3, 2002.
  27. On September 3, 1901, Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million to build 65 library branches in New York City, creating one of the largest public library systems in the world.
  28. September 3, 1982, marked the release of the groundbreaking animated feature film "The Secret of NIMH", directed by Don Bluth.
  29. German-born Swiss writer and painter, Hermann Hesse, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in September 3, 1946.
  30. Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal released his debut rap album "Shaq Diesel" on September 3, 1993, featuring collaboration with various hip-hop artists.
  31. The first successful heart transplant in a primate was performed on September 3, 1977, when a baboon heart was implanted into a young rhesus monkey.