August 3rd Events

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August 3rd, 2005 (August 03 2005)EventPresident Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
August 3rd, 2004 (August 03 2004)EventThe pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
August 3rd, 2001 (August 03 2001)EventThe Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing).
August 3rd, 1997 (August 03 1997)EventOued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
August 3rd, 1996 (August 03 1996)EventGeneral William F. Garrison accepted responsibility for the outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and he retired from military service.
August 3rd, 1981 (August 03 1981)EventIn the United States, Air traffic controllers affiliated with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization walk off the joborn in President Ronald Reagan ultimately responds by firing those who ignore his order to return to work.Ronald Reagan Quotes
August 3rd, 1981 (August 03 1981)EventSenegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launches the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
August 3rd, 1977 (August 03 1977)EventUnited States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
August 3rd, 1975 (August 03 1975)EventA privately chartered Boeing 707 impacts the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco killing 188.
August 3rd, 1972 (August 03 1972)EventU.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
August 3rd, 1960 (August 03 1960)EventNiger gains independence from France.
August 3rd, 1958 (August 03 1958)EventThe nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
August 3rd, 1958 (August 03 1958)EventThe Billboard Hot 100 is founded
August 3rd, 1949 (August 03 1949)EventNational Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
August 3rd, 1948 (August 03 1948)EventWhittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
August 3rd, 1940 (August 03 1940)EventWorld War II: Italy invades British Somaliland.
August 3rd, 1936 (August 03 1936)EventJesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash by defeating Ralph Metcalfe at Berlin Olympics.Jesse Owens Quotes
August 3rd, 1934 (August 03 1934)EventAdolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Fuhrer.Adolf Hitler Quotes
August 3rd, 1923 (August 03 1923)EventThe deceased Warren G. Harding was succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge as the 30th President of the United States.Warren G. Harding Quotes
August 3rd, 1916 (August 03 1916)EventWorld War I: Battle of RomaniAllied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army, under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal, and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai.Al Murray Quotes
August 3rd, 1914 (August 03 1914)EventWorld War I: Germany declares war against France.
August 3rd, 1913 (August 03 1913)EventWheatland Hop Riot
August 3rd, 1900 (August 03 1900)EventFirestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.
August 3rd, 1860 (August 03 1860)EventThe Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
August 3rd, 1852 (August 03 1852)EventFirst Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event. Harvard won.
August 3rd, 1783 (August 03 1783)EventMount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
August 3rd, 1678 (August 03 1678)EventRobert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built in America.
August 3rd, 1645 (August 03 1645)EventThirty Years War: Second Battle of Nordlingen (Battle of Allerheim)A French army under the command of Louis de Bourbon, Duc d Enghien and Marshal Henri, Vicomte de Turenne attacks and defeats an Imperial army, led by Field Marshal Franz Baron (Freiherr) von Mercy at Alerheim, near Nordlingen, Germany.
August 3rd, 1635 (August 03 1635)EventThe third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyo are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).
August 3rd, 1527 (August 03 1527)EventFirst known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John s, Newfoundland.
August 3rd, 1492 (August 03 1492)EventChristopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.Christopher Columbus Quotes
August 3rd, 1492 (August 03 1492)EventThe Jews of Spain are expelled by the Catholic Monarchs.
August 3rd, 0881 (August 03 0881)EventBattle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, where Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied
August 3rd, 0435 (August 03 0435)EventDeposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
August 3rd, 0008 (August 03 0008)EventRoman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

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