On This Day

On This Day in History for August 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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
  • 1987 Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
  • 1988 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
  • 1989 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • 1990 98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (UK record)
  • 1990 Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
  • 1990 US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
  • 1991 Giant Victory driven by Jack Moiseyev wins Hambletonian, 2nd $1m purse in 22 days for Moiseyev after winning Meadowlands Pace
  • 1994 102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record
  • 1994 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
  • 1996 US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service
  • 1997 Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
  • 2000 South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Amnesty Committee grants amnesty to Curnick Ndlovu, the KwaZulu-Natal leader of the African National Congress and United Democratic Front, for committing sabotage during December 1961 and June 1963 near Durban
  • 2001 The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, injuring 7 people

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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

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2004 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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%

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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

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

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • 2017 Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide
  • 2019 Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
  • 2020 Spain's former King Juan Carlos announces he will go into exile abroad amid his implication in a corruption inquiry
  • 2020 Number of Iranian COVID-19 deaths triple that of government tally, showing 42,000 have died instead of 14,405, according to BBC Persian Service investigation [1]
  • 2020 Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in the US as a Category 1 hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

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