On This Day in History

for Monday 3rd August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 185

1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"
1596 - David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1914 - Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
1934 - Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself "Führer" (leader)
1972 - U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 210

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

1824 - Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher
1932 - Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill
2000 - British PM Gordon Brown (49) weds Sarah Jane Macaulay (36) in North Queensferry, Fife
2013 - Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1979 - Professional boxer George Foreman (30) divorces Cynthia Lewis after more than a year of marriage
2012 - Music legend Stevie Wonder (63) divorces fashion designer Kai Millard Morris due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 103

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 211


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