Historical Events on August 3

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8 Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
  • 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

DiscoverySanta María

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 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
  • 1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
  • 1635 Tokugawa Iemitsu, 3rd Tokugawa shogun, establishes alternate attendance (sankin kotai) feudal daimyōs spend 1 year at Edo Castle (Tokyo) and 1 year at their feudal manor, while their families remain in Tokyo as hostages (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21)
  • 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 and 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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1798 Battle of the Nile: British Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the remnants of the French fleet to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

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1804 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 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
  • 1881 Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
  • 1881 US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name
  • 1882 US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
  • 1897 John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC

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1900 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1904 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
  • 1906 Washington National'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 'Old man of La Chappelle' at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France
  • 1913 Wheatland Hop Riot on a California farm, 4 die in one of the first farm labour disputes
  • 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 and 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
  • 1914 British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey famously remarks "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time."

  • 1918 The first allied troops land at Archangel, the Russian port on the White Seas
  • 1921 1st aerial crop dusting in 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

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1923 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

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1923 Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • 1924 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championship
  • 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)

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1934 Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself "Führer" (leader)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris
  • 1940 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1940 Italian troops invade British Somalia
  • 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

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1941 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

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1943 General Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 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 Lieutenant-General Joseph Stilwell take Myitkyina, Burma
  • 1944 Tommy Brown at just 16 years and 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • 1946 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • 1948 Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start and goes 7 innings
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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

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1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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1972 British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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 performances
  • 1974 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances

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1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins the Doobie Brothers

Singer Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen
  • 1975 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
  • 1975 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
  • 1975 Poland and 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, Rhode Island
  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1980 Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1980 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

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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'

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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, Indiana, 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, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Baseball 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989 Cincinnati 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 performances
  • 1990 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (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 Philadelphia 11-0
  • 1991 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

1992 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
Actor Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
  • 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

Music concertMusic Concert

1997 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in NYC's Central Park for HBO

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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, injuring 7 people

Film release premierFilm Release

2001 The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

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2001 US President George W. Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 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
  • 2004 MESSENGER spacecraft launches from Cape Canaveral
  • 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

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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
  • 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

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2015 US President Obama unveils his Clean Power Plan to cut greenhouse gases

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 The Athens Stock Exchange re-opens after a month and falls by 22%

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is elected for his second term as President

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2017 Footballer Neymar signs 5-year deal with club Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona

Footballer Neymar
  • 2017 Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide
  • 2017 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City