On September 3, 1939, World War II began for the
Allies when the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, and Australia
declared war on Germany after it invaded Poland. Learn
more about the Second World War from the History
On September 3, 1838, abolitionist and human rights
advocate Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore by
posing as a free sailor and boarding a train bound for Philadelphia.
Read Douglass' 1881 tract My
Escape from Slavery.