About August 3

August 3, 2021 is the 215th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 182 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 3

  • 881
    Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
  • 1031
    Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
  • 1601
    Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
  • 1645
    Thirty Years’ War: the Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1678
    Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1852
    Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1860
    The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
  • 1903
    Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
  • 1907
    Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1948
    Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1958
    The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
  • 1959
    Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
  • 1972
    The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1977
    The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
  • 2004
    The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 2005
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.

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