Today in History - September 3rd

  • 1783 – The Treaty of Paris between the U.S. and Great Britain officially ended the Revolutionary War
  • 1929 – The Dow Jones industrial average closes at 381.17, its pre-crash high
  • 1970 – Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi died at age 57
  • 1978 – Pope John Paul I is installed as the 263th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1994 – China and Russia pledge they would no longer target nuclear missiles at or use force against each other
  • 2004 – A three-day hostage siege at a school in Beslan, Russia, ends in bloody chaos after Chechen militants set off bombs and Russian commandos stormed the building; more than 330 people were killed, most of them children
  • 2005 - President George W. Bush orders more than 7,000 active duty forces to the Gulf Coast as his administration intensified efforts to send aid to the hurricane-ravaged region in the face of criticism it did not act quickly enough
  • 2006 – Tennis player Andre Agassi retires after losing his third-round match at the U.S. Open
  • 2007 – Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, vanishes after taking off in a single-engine plane in western Nevada

Famous and Historical Birthdays

Say Happy Birthday to…

  • Charlie Sheen (Actor)
  • Steve Jones (Musician)