September 03

This Day in History

1935

Campbell Exceeds 300mph

On September 3, 1935, a new land speed record is set by Britain's famed speed demon, Sir Malcolm Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Campbell and his car Bluebird made two runs over a … (more...)

1901

The Australian Flag Flown for the First Time

A significant piece of Australian history was unfurled on 3 September 1901 when the new Australian flag was flown for the first time over the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne. In earlier days, … (more...)

1260

Mongols Suffer First Decisive Defeat

On this day in 1260, the great Mongol cavalry, one of history’s most fearsome military forces, suffered its first decisive and irrecoverable loss to the Mamluks at the Battle of ‘Ain Jalut which took p … (more...)

301

World’s Oldest Republic Founded

San Marino or, to use its full title, the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is a small enclave in northeastern Italy, at the foot of the Apennine Mountain range and close to the Adriatic Sea. Its … (more...)