On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 2004

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

USAStatue of Liberty

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHenri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer, dies at 95

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson