What Happened On This Day – September 3
1995 Internet giant eBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar
The company owns ebay.com, an online marketplace and auction website.
1971 Qatar independence
The Persian Gulf state gained its independence after 55 years of British rule.
1967 Dagen H in Sweden
On this day, Swedish drivers switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.
1783 Treaty of Paris is Signed between Great Britain and the United States of America
The treaty ended the American Revolutionary War.
1752 Day skipped in the British Empire
The British Empire skipped 11 days starting September 3 when it adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Births On This Day – September 3
1965 Charlie Sheen
1929 Whitey Bulger
1900 Percy Chapman
1899 Frank Macfarlane Burnet
Australian biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1875 Ferdinand Porsche
Austrian/German engineer, businessman, founded Porsche
Deaths On This Day – September 3
2005 William Rehnquist
American lawyer, jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States
1991 Frank Capra
Italian/American director, producer, screenwriter
1962 E. E. Cummings
1658 Oliver Cromwell
English general, politician
1634 Edward Coke
English judge, politician