On This Day

Historical Events on August 3 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 220 of 220

  • 2008 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Broadmoor GC: Eduardo Romero of Argentina wins by 4 strokes ahead of Fred Funk for his second Champions Tour major title
  • 2008 British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale GC: Jiyai Shin of South Korea shoots final round 66 (−6) to win her first major championship, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Yani Tseng
  • 2012 United Nations General Assembly reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2012 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17

  • 2012 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 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 Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs successfully defend title with a 27-22 over ACT Brumbies
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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%

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Chilean-born author Isabel Allende receives the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

Writer Isabel Allende
Writer
Isabel Allende
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

Footballer Neymar
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
  • 2017 Camila Cabello releases her single "Havana" (biggest song worldwide 2018, 19 million copies sold)
  • 2019 Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
  • 2019 Gunman kills nine and injures 27 at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, in 2nd mass shooting in 24 hours in the US