Historical Events on August 3, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on August 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2019 600 protesters, including opposition leader Lyubov Sobol, are arrested in an election protest in Moscow, Russia.
2019 22 people are killed and 24 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.
2018 Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
2014 A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.
2010 Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
2007 Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
2005 President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
2004 The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
1997 Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
1997 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
1981 Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front - Suxxali Reew Mi.
1977 Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
1975 A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
1972 The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1960 Niger gains independence from France.
1959 Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
1958 The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.
1949 The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger that would create the National Basketball Association.
1948 Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
1946 Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
1940 World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
1936 Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
1936 A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
1921 Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
1914 World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.
1907 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
1903 Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
1900 The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
1859 The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.
1852 Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event.
1829 The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.
1811 First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
1795 Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.
1778 The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
1678 Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
1645 Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
1601 Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló.
1527 The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
1342 The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1057 Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.
1031 Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
908 Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.
881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
435 Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
70 Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.
8 Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bosna.
Famous People Born on August 3

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Year Name
1901 John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
1894 Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
1937 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer
1946 Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1907 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)
1926 Tony Bennett, American singer and actor
1950 Ernesto Samper, Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia
1941 Beverly Lee, American singer
1966 Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
1988 Sven Ulreich, German footballer
Famous People Deaths On August 3

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Date Name
1929 Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)
1839 Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (b. 1763)
2015 Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)
2008 Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
1999 Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
1460 James II, king of Scotland (b. 1430)
1621 Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (b. 1556)
1942 Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)
2008 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
1866 Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)