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 This day in History - September 3
414 Historic Events for September 3
1871

Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71

Death
1875

Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche, Volkswagen)

Birth
1876

Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies

Death
1877

Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80

Death
1878

England's Princess Alice sinks; 645 die

Event
1881

1st US Mens Tennis: Richard D Sears beats William E Glyn (60 63 62)

Event
1881

Anton Bruckner completes his 6th Symphony

Event
1882

French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

Event
1883

Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64

Death
1888

Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons Imperial British

Event
1888

East Africa Company political and commercial rights

Event
1889

Cecil Weston, South Africa, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn)

Birth
1890

Oliver S Campbell wins US Tennis Open

Event
1890

Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63

Death
1890

Willem Linnig Jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies

Death
1890

J Patrick O'Malley, Forest City PA, actress (Courage of Black Beauty)

Birth
1891

John Stephens Durham, named minister to Haiti

Event
1891

11th US Mens Tennis: Oliver S Campbell beats C Hobart (26 75 79 61 62)

Event
1891

Cotton pickers organize union and staged strike in Texas

Event
1891

Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer

Birth
1893

Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer/choreography/teacher (Schepelingen)

Birth
1895

1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)

Event
1897

Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer

Birth
1897

Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities)

Birth
1900

Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president Finland (1956-81)

Birth