About August 3

August 3, 2020 is the 216th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 193 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 3

  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1527
    The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1929
    Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic “World Teacher”, shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
  • 1946
    Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, US.
  • 1949
    The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
  • 1958
    The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
  • 1977
    The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
  • 1981
    Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
  • 2007
    Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.

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