September 3

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1783 – The United States and England signed the Treaty of Paris and ended the Revolutionary War. Michigan remained in British hands for 13 years after the Treaty was signed.

1833 – “The New York Sun” was launched by Benjamin H. Day. It became the first successful penny newspaper in the United States.

1895 – The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club with a score of 12-0.

1911 – Orville and Wilbur Wright brought a Wright Biplane to the West Michigan Fair in Grand Rapids, MI. They gave rides to the brave.

1935 – Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 miles an hour. At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he reached a speed of 304.331 mph.

1939 – World War II began when France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, starting the Allies.

1951 – TV’s “Search for Tomorrow” debuted on CBS.

1954 – The German submarine U-505 submarine began its move from a specifically constructed dock to its site at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.

1954 – “The Lone Ranger” was heard on radio for the final time. It ran for 21 years and 2,956 episodes.

1966 – The TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” ended after 14 years.

1967 – The TV game show “What’s My Line?” ended. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

1976 – The U.S. Spacecraft Viking 2 landed at Utopia Planitia on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface.

1977 – TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ended.

1981 – News anchor David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years. He joined ABC.

1989 –  Karen and Stan Sutton sailed back into San Francisco harbor 8½ years after leaving on their trip around the world. They completed the trip in a 43-foot ship they built themselves. Along the way, the couple had two children.

1995 – eBay was founded.

2009 – Ten weeks after his death, Michael Jackson was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. The cost for his burial was reportedly in excess of a million dollars.

2010 – In Devon, England, Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra) was killed when a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van.

2013 – A 727 pound alligator was caught by hunters in Mississippi.



Pauline Collins – 83 years old (1940) – Actress (TV’s “Upstairs, Downstairs”)

Al Jardine – 81 years old (1942) – Guitarist, vocalist (The Beach Boys)

Valerie Perrine – 80 years old (1943) – Actress (“Lenny”, “Superman”, “Slaughterhouse-Five”, “The Electric Horseman”)

Donald Brewer – 75 years old (1948) – Drummer (Grand Funk Railroad). Born in Flint, MI.

Costas Mandylor – 58 years old (1965) – Actor (“Picket Fences”, “Saw” movies)

Charlie Sheen – 58 years old (1965) – Actor (TV’s “Two and a Half Men”, movies “Platoon”, “Major League”, “Wall Street”)

John Fugelsang – 54 years old (1969) – TV host (TV’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, “Flix”)

Garrett Hedlund – 39 years old (1984) – Actor (“Country Strong”, “Tron: Legacy”, “Georgia Rule”, “Friday Night Lights”)

Shaun White – 37 years old (1986) – Olympic snowboarder



National Pastor’s Spouses Day

National Pet Rock Day

National Skyscaper Day

National Welsh Rarebit Day

U.S. Bowling League Day


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1 Comment

  1. Jodie
    September 3, 2019 - 3:56 pm

    Thanks Scott that was int. Had a few min before punching out of work & it was well spent reading about the history of my birthday


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