On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2004

Historical Events

  • MESSENGER spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral
  • St. Louis 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes first player in MLB history to hit at least 30 HRs in each of his first 4 seasons as Cardinals beat Montreal, 10-6

Statue of Liberty

The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks


Famous Deaths

2004 Highlights

About August 3, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo