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

Events in History

Events 101 - 139 of 139

  • 1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 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.
  • 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 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2001 The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, injuring 7 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 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

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%

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
  • 2017 Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide

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