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Top 10 September 3 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The town of Rjukan, Norway receives no natural sunlight from September to March due to the steep mountains that surround it. They've installed 3 large mirrors to reflect light into the town's square. The mirrors track the sun's path and move every 10 secs to create a 600m squared pool of light.

  2. On September 11 2001, Delta flight 15 had to land near Lewisporte, Newfoundland (pop. 4000). The town took care of 800 passengers for 3 days with homemade food, toiletries and fresh blankets daily. Since then, Flight 15 Fund has raised 1.5 million dollars and has presented 134 scholarships.

  3. On 9/11 a Starbucks nearby ground zero charged rescue workers $130 for 3 cases of water. The company knew about it for weeks and eventually mailed a $130 check to the ambulance company, but only after a journalist ran a piece on 25 September 2001

  4. On September 3, 1967, Sweden changed from left-hand driving to right-hand driving in the middle of the day, despite 83% of the population voting against it. It was the biggest such change ever, but 0 deadly traffic accidents occurred the day of the shift.

  5. September 3, 1752 never existed (along with 9/4-9/13). This happened due to the adopted the Gregorian calendar and making up for a 11 minute per year miscalculation for the previous 1,300 years.

  6. On 21st September 1941 a man called Denis Vibert became the only person to escape from German occupied Jersey. He spent 3 days at sea rowing an 8ft boat he had hid from the Germans, upon making it to Britain received a 10 shilling charge from customs for importing a rowing boat.

  7. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope, and Blade Runner were all playing in theaters on September 3, 1982.

  8. The Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, was the final battle in the English Civil War. The Parliamentarian forces were victorious, but the future king Charles II escaped to France.

  9. Lemming is solitary creature. It gathers with other lemmings during the mating season, from March to September. Lemmings can reproduce rapidly when food is plentiful. Population of lemmings becomes extremely large every 3 to 4 years, but it equally rapidly declines when their habitat becomes overcrowded with predators.

  10. In Hong Kong, which was a British colony until 1997, V-J Day was known as "Liberation Day." After 1997, it was renamed 'sino-Japanese War Victory Day" and moved to September 3.

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One of the only non-trench fighting engagements in the Battle of the Somme was the Battle of Delville Wood, fought from July 5 to September 3. British forces largely comprised of South Africans, were able to take the woods.

V-J was known as "Victory of War of Resistance against Japan Day" under the Nationalist government, but it became Armed Forces Day under the communists and is celebrated on September 3.

The 3,464 Medals of Honor awarded as of September 2009, 2,018 have been awarded to Irish-American recipients, more than twice the number awarded any other ethnic group; 257 Irish-born Americans have received the Medal of Honor which represents more than half of foreign-born MOH recipients.

Michael Jackson was scheduled to be at a meeting in New York City's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but missed it because he overslept after talking to his mother the previous night until 3 A.M.

The day that Sweden switched to driving to the right side of the road on September 3, 1967 - better known as Dagen H - it was absolute chaos.

Cromwell died on September 3, 1658 in London at the age of fifty-nine from a fever.

"Dagen H" (H day) was 3 September 1967. The day on which the traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right.

Female lays 5 to 19 eggs usually from September to October. She curls around eggs to provide heat required for incubation. Eggs hatch after 2 to 3 months.

Hemp is planted from March to May in the northern hemisphere and from September to November in the southern hemisphere. Plant is ready for the harvest 3 to 4 months later.

Johnny Got His Gun", Dalton Trumbo's dark novel describing the horrors and aftermath of World War I, was published on September 3, 1939, the same day Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany.

The PLO disabled the terrorist group 'Black September' by throwing a college-style mixer with an incentive of $3,000, an apartment in Beirut, and a job if they married one of the women from the party.

Metamorphosis (transformation of tadpole into adult frog) completes in 3 to 5 weeks, usually in September or October. Tadpoles sometimes hibernate before they undergo metamorphosis. Midwife toads reach sexual maturity at the age of 2 to 3 years.

The Calendar Act of 1750 caused Great Britain and its colonies to skip the dates of September 3-13 in 1752, allowing them to catch up with the rest of Europe and the Gregorian calendar.

Florida law requires a full week in September designated as "Freedom Week." Freedom Week contains a minimum of 3 hours in each social studies class devoted to " an in-depth study of the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence."

The 3,464 Medals of Honor awarded as of September 17, 2009,[1] an estimated 2,018 have been awarded to Irish-American recipients, more than twice the number awarded any other ethnic group

The 3,464 Medals of Honor awarded as of September 17, 2009, an estimated 2,018 have been awarded to Irish-American recipients, more than twice the number awarded any other ethnic group; 257 Irish-born Americans have received the Medal of Honor representing half of foreign-born MOH recipients

Victor Wong (the grandfather in 3 Ninjas) died on September 12, 2001 from the exhaustion of following the news of the 9/11 attacks.

As of September 10, 2016 John Hinckley Jr, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan and wounded 3 others, is no longer restricted to a prison or mental health facility and can travel freely within 50 miles of his home in Virginia.

In September 2009, a 3-day long dust storm in Australia covered Queensland and New South Wales in a vibrant, red-orange dust that even turned the sky red

A B-52 engine that caught fire and burned for 3 hours on September 15, 1980 in Grand Forks North Dakota almost caused a nuclear accident worse than Chernobyl if it weren’t for the winds keeping the flames away from the fuselage.

In the UK / North America in 1752, September 3-13 were skipped, due to the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar

Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right, on 3 September 1967. Approximately 90 per cent of Swedes already drove left-hand drive (LHD) vehicles at the time.