3 September It Happened Today

1189  Richard the Lionheart is crowned King Richard I of England at Westminster Abbey.

1651  English Civil War battle at Worcester.

1658 Death of English Puritan and Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.

1883 Death of Russian novelist Sergeyevich Turgenev.

1913  Birth of American actor Alan Ladd.

1939 Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany.

1969 Death of Ho Chi Minh, president of North Vietnam.

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