Historical Events on 3rd August

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8 - Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
435 - Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
881 - Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings
1108 - Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
1312 - Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200
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"
1527 - First known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
1529 - "Peace of the Ladies" (Treaty of Cambrai) made between Holy Roman Empire and the French, negotiated by Louise of Savoy and Margaret of Austria
1557 - Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa María in 1492

1596 - David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1635 - The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).
1640 - 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malacca
1640 - Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo" premieres in Toledo
1645 - Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
1650 - Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1678 - Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1692 - Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
1704 - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1708 - Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
1778 - Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1797 - Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von HumboldtNaturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt 1804 - Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America
1829 - Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
1833 - HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
1852 - 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1855 - Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1860 - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY
1860 - The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
1861 - Federal fleet bombards Galveston, Texas
1863 - Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY
1863 - Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1864 - Battle of Mobile AL
1881 - Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
1881 - US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name
1882 - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1897 - John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC
Tire Industrialist Harvey FirestoneTire Industrialist Harvey Firestone 1900 - Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
1904 - British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1906 - Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
1907 - Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
1908 - French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France. Known as the 'Old man of La Chappelle' his skeleton shows that Neanderthals led physically stressful lives with high risk of injury.
1913 - Wheatland Hop Riot
1914 - 1st seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal
1914 - Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
1914 - French fleet sails to North Africa
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
1914 - Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
1914 - World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms
1914 - Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
1918 - The first allied troops land at Archangel, the Russian port on the White Seas
1921 - 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
1921 - Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
1923 - Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge 1923 - VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding
1924 - Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
1925 - Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
1926 - Traffic lights installed at Piccadilly Circus, London
1928 - Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
1930 - 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
1933 - Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
1934 - Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself "Führer" (leader)
1939 - Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris
1940 - German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
1940 - Italian troops invade British Somalia
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1940 - Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
1940 - Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US
1941 - Gas (petroleum) sales limited in US
1941 - German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
1941 - Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
1943 - Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice
1943 - Nazi occupiers attack city of Orel, leave it on fire
1944 - Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies
1944 - General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter
1944 - Allied troops under Lt-Gen Joseph Stilwell take Myitkyina, Burma
1944 - Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
1946 - Belgian government of Huysmans forms
1948 - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 1948 - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
1949 - Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
1949 - Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
1951 - William H Jackson ends term as deputy director of CIA
1952 - 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1953 - Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
1954 - 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown
1955 - Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
1955 - Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days
1955 - Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)
1956 - Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1
1957 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1958 - USS Nautilus reaches North Pole, 1st submarine to achieve submarine transit of North Pole
1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
1959 - 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
1959 - 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
1959 - AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)
1960 - Niger gains independence from France
1962 - 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
1962 - NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
1963 - "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
1963 - Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
1963 - Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
1966 - South African government bans Beatle records
1967 - 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
1967 - James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1969 - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1969 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1970 - 4 day NFL strike ends
1970 - Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
1970 - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1970 - Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1971 - Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
1972 - British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike
1972 - Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
1972 - U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1973 - Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
1973 - National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
1974 - "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 perfs
1974 - "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 perfs
1974 - Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
1975 - 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
1975 - Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
1975 - Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
1975 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 - Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1977 - United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
1978 - 11th Commonwealth Games open in Edmonton, Canada
1979 - Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, RI
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
1980 - Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
1980 - Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1981 - 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: 'if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated'
1981 - France performs nuclear test in Pacific
1981 - Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
1982 - Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
1983 - John Sain of South Bend, Ind, builds 3.91 m house of cards
1983 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 - Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1985 - "Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ
1985 - Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1986 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1986 - Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
1987 - Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
1987 - Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
1987 - Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected
1988 - Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
1989 - 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
1989 - Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1989 - Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
1989 - Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
1989 - 22nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Omni Hotel
1990 - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs
1990 - 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
1990 - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
1990 - US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
1990 - For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0
1991 - Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
1991 - Pan Am games open in Havana
1992 - Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
1992 - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 1992 - "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angelese (Best Picture 1993)
1994 - 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
1994 - 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
1995 - CNN en Espanol premieres
1996 - US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.
1997 - 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker
1997 - Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO
1997 - Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International
1997 - Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
2001 - The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).
2001 - The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released
Actress Anne HathawayActress Anne Hathaway 2001 - US President George Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001
2001 - 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
2004 - The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
2005 - President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
2008 - Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway
2012 - United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria
2013 - 9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
2013 - 80 people are killed in a wave of insurgency across Iraq
Actor Morgan FreemanActor Morgan Freeman 2013 - The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final
2014 - The Israeli Defence Force remove much of its ground forces from the Gaza Strip following the destruction of 32 tunnels built by Hamas and other militants
2014 - At least 13 Palestinians reported killed in ongoing air raids and tank shelling by Israel
2015 - US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases

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