► Today is Saturday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2011. There are 119 days left in the year. ► Today’s birthdays: “Beetle Bailey’’ cartoonist Mort Walker is 88. Actress Anne Jackson is 85. Actress Eileen Brennan is 79. Country singer Tompall Glaser is 78. Actress Pauline Collins is 71. Rock singer-musician Al Jardine is 69. Actress Valerie Perrine is 68. Rock musician Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 63. Rock guitarist Steve Jones (the Sex Pistols) is 56. Actor Steve Schirripa is 54. Actor Holt McCallany is 47. Rock singer-musician Todd Lewis is 46. Actor Charlie Sheen is 46. Singer Jennifer Paige is 38. Actress Ashley Jones is 35. Actress Nichole Hiltz is 33. Actor Nick Wechsler is 33. Actor Garrett Hedlund is 27. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 25. ► In 1189, England’s King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. ► In 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.
►In 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate forces invaded the border state of Kentucky, which had declared its neutrality in the conflict; the incursion prompted the legislature to seek assistance from the Union.
► In 1923, the United States and Mexico resumed diplomatic relations. ► In 1939, Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland. ► In 1943, the British Eighth Army invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the Allies. ► In 1951, the television soap opera “Search for Tomorrow’’ made its debut on