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3rd of August 0008 EVENT Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
3rd of August 0435 EVENT Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
3rd of August 0881 EVENT Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
3rd of August 1492 EVENT Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
3rd of August 1492 EVENT The Jews of Spain are expelled by the Catholic Monarchs.
3rd of August 1527 EVENT The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
3rd of August 1645 EVENT Thirty Years' War: the Second Battle of Nordlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
3rd of August 1678 EVENT Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
3rd of August 1783 EVENT Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
3rd of August 1811 EVENT First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
3rd of August 1852 EVENT First Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event. Harvard won.
3rd of August 1860 EVENT The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
3rd of August 1900 EVENT The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
3rd of August 1913 EVENT A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
3rd of August 1914 EVENT World War I: Germany declares war against France.
3rd of August 1916 EVENT World War I: Battle of Romani : Allied 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 Peninsula.
3rd of August 1923 EVENT Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th President of the United States in the early morning following the death of Warren G. Harding the previous day.
3rd of August 1934 EVENT Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Fuhrer.
3rd of August 1936 EVENT Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
3rd of August 1940 EVENT World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
3rd of August 1948 EVENT Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
3rd of August 1949 EVENT The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
3rd of August 1958 EVENT The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
3rd of August 1960 EVENT Niger gains independence from France.
3rd of August 1972 EVENT The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
3rd of August 1975 EVENT A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
3rd of August 1977 EVENT The United States Senate begins its hearing about Project MKULTRA.
3rd of August 1981 EVENT Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
3rd of August 1997 EVENT Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
3rd of August 2001 EVENT The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, UK injuring seven people.
3rd of August 2004 EVENT The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
3rd of August 2005 EVENT President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
3rd of August 1509 BIRTHDAY Etienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
3rd of August 1692 BIRTHDAY John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
3rd of August 1734 BIRTHDAY Naungdawgyi, King of Burma (d. 1763)
3rd of August 1770 BIRTHDAY King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
3rd of August 1803 BIRTHDAY Joseph Paxton, English gardener (d. 1865)
3rd of August 1808 BIRTHDAY Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
3rd of August 1811 BIRTHDAY Elisha Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
3rd of August 1817 BIRTHDAY Archduke Albert, Austrian general (d. 1895)
3rd of August 1832 BIRTHDAY Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer (d. 1914)
3rd of August 1850 BIRTHDAY Reginald Heber Roe, Australian academic and educator (d. 1926)
3rd of August 1855 BIRTHDAY Joe Hunter, English cricketer (d. 1891)
3rd of August 1856 BIRTHDAY Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
3rd of August 1860 BIRTHDAY William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
3rd of August 1867 BIRTHDAY Stanley Baldwin, English politician (d. 1947)
3rd of August 1872 BIRTHDAY King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
3rd of August 1887 BIRTHDAY Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
3rd of August 1894 BIRTHDAY Harry Heilmann, American baseball player (d. 1951)
3rd of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Neva Morris, Iowa's oldest person (d. 2010)
3rd of August 1895 BIRTHDAY Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
3rd of August 1899 BIRTHDAY Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
3rd of August 1900 BIRTHDAY Ernie Pyle, American war correspondent (d. 1945)
3rd of August 1900 BIRTHDAY John T. Scopes, American teacher and evolutionist (d. 1970)
3rd of August 1901 BIRTHDAY Stefan Wyszynski, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
3rd of August 1901 BIRTHDAY John C Stennis, American politician (d. 1995)
3rd of August 1902 BIRTHDAY Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
3rd of August 1903 BIRTHDAY Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (d. 2000)
3rd of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988)
3rd of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Franz Konig, Austrian Cardinal (d. 2004)
3rd of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Dolores del Rio, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
3rd of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
3rd of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer (d. 2007)
3rd of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician and Nisga'a statesman (d. 2006)
3rd of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Pete Newell, American basketball coach (d. 2008)
3rd of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Jose Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
3rd of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
3rd of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Les Elgart, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1995)
3rd of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
3rd of August 1918 BIRTHDAY Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
3rd of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
3rd of August 1920 BIRTHDAY Elmar Tampold, Estonian-born Canadian architect
3rd of August 1920 BIRTHDAY P. D. James, English novelist
3rd of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
3rd of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
3rd of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of Coptic Christianity
3rd of August 1923 BIRTHDAY Jean Hagen, American film and TV actress (d. 1977)
3rd of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003)
3rd of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Marv Levy, American football coach
3rd of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Anthony Sampson, British journalist (d. 2004)
3rd of August 1926 BIRTHDAY Tony Bennett, American singer
3rd of August 1927 BIRTHDAY Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
3rd of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Cecile Aubry, French actress (d. 2010)
3rd of August 1928 BIRTHDAY Henning Moritzen, Danish actor
3rd of August 1933 BIRTHDAY Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer
3rd of August 1934 BIRTHDAY William Calhoun, American professional wrestler (d. 1989)
3rd of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Michael Chapman, British classical bassoonist (d. 2005)
3rd of August 1934 BIRTHDAY Jonas Savimbi, Angolan political leader (d. 2002)
3rd of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1997)
3rd of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader
3rd of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Steven Berkoff, English actor
3rd of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Roland Burris, American politician
3rd of August 1937 BIRTHDAY Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer
3rd of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Terry Wogan, Irish television presenter
3rd of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Jimmie Nicol, English musician
3rd of August 1939 BIRTHDAY Apoorva Sengupta, Indian cricketer
3rd of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Lance Alworth, American football player
3rd of August 1940 BIRTHDAY James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
3rd of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Martin Sheen, American actor
3rd of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles)
3rd of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Martha Stewart, American media personality
3rd of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
3rd of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer
3rd of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Syreeta Wright, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
3rd of August 1946 BIRTHDAY Jack Straw, British politician
3rd of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French politician
3rd of August 1950 BIRTHDAY John Landis, American film director
3rd of August 1950 BIRTHDAY Jo Marie Payton, American actress
3rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Jay North, American actor
3rd of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Loles Leon, Spanish actress
3rd of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine footballer
3rd of August 1954 BIRTHDAY Gary Peters, English footballer
3rd of August 1955 BIRTHDAY Corey Burton, American voice actor
3rd of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer
3rd of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Ana Kokkinos, Australian film director
3rd of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Lambert Wilson, French actor
3rd of August 1959 BIRTHDAY John C. McGinley, American actor
3rd of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Mike Gminski, American basketball player
3rd of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Martin Atkins, English drummer (Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Killing Joke)
3rd of August 1959 BIRTHDAY Koichi Tanaka, Japanese engineer and chemist, Nobel laureate
3rd of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
3rd of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Tim Mayotte, American tennis player
3rd of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
3rd of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Molly Hagan, American actress
3rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY James Hetfield, American vocalist and guitarist (Metallica)
3rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Isaiah Washington, American actor
3rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Ed Roland, American vocalist (Collective Soul)
3rd of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Lisa Ann Walter, American actress
3rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
3rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician
3rd of August 1964 BIRTHDAY Lucky Dube, South African reggae vocalist and keyboardist (d. 2007)
3rd of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Eric Esch, American boxer
3rd of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Brent Butt, Canadian actor
3rd of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Mathieu Kassovitz, French film director and screenwriter
3rd of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
3rd of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Doug Overton, American basketball player
3rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
3rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist (Deftones)
3rd of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Manmohan Waris, Indian Punjabi singer
3rd of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
3rd of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Sandis Ozolins, Latvian ice hockey player
3rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
3rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
3rd of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Michael Ealy, American actor
3rd of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Argiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
3rd of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Troy Glaus, American baseball player
3rd of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Tom Brady, American football player
3rd of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Tomas Lemarquis, Icelandic actor
3rd of August 1977 BIRTHDAY Oscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
3rd of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
3rd of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Joi Chua, Singaporean singer
3rd of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
3rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Tony Pashos, American football player
3rd of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
3rd of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
3rd of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Mamie Gummer, American actress
3rd of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
3rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Jon Foster, American actor
3rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer
3rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
3rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
3rd of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Chris Maurer, American musician
3rd of August 1985 BIRTHDAY Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
3rd of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Casiraghi, Monegasque royalty
3rd of August 1987 BIRTHDAY Kim Hyung Joon, Korean singer (SS501)
3rd of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Leigh Tiffin, American football player
3rd of August 1988 BIRTHDAY Denny Cardin, Italian footballer
3rd of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Jules Bianchi, French racing driver
3rd of August 1993 BIRTHDAY Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
3rd of August 1460 DEATH King James II of Scotland (Born 1430)
3rd of August 1527 DEATH Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
3rd of August 1546 DEATH Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (Born 1484)
3rd of August 1546 DEATH Etienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (Born 1509)
3rd of August 1604 DEATH Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
3rd of August 1621 DEATH Guillaume du Vair, French writer (Born 1556)
3rd of August 1667 DEATH Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (Born 1599)
3rd of August 1712 DEATH Joshua Barnes, English scholar (Born 1654)
3rd of August 1720 DEATH Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (Born 1641)
3rd of August 1721 DEATH Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born English woodcarver (Born 1648)
3rd of August 1761 DEATH Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (Born 1691)
3rd of August 1773 DEATH Stanis?aw Konarski, Polish writer (Born 1700)
3rd of August 1780 DEATH Etienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (Born 1715)
3rd of August 1792 DEATH Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (Born 1732)
3rd of August 1797 DEATH Jeffrey Amherst, British military commander (Born 1717)
3rd of August 1805 DEATH Christopher Anstey, English writer (Born 1724)
3rd of August 1835 DEATH Wenzel Muller, Austrian composer and conductor (Born 1767)
3rd of August 1839 DEATH Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Born 1763)
3rd of August 1857 DEATH Eugene Sue, French novelist (Born 1804)
3rd of August 1867 DEATH Philipp August Bockh, German scholar and antiquarian (Born 1785)
3rd of August 1877 DEATH William Butler Ogden, American politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (Born 1805)
3rd of August 1879 DEATH Joseph Severn, English painter (Born 1793)
3rd of August 1916 DEATH Sir Roger Casement, Irish rebel (hanged) (Born 1864)
3rd of August 1917 DEATH Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (Born 1849)
3rd of August 1924 DEATH Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (Born 1857)
3rd of August 1925 DEATH William Bruce, Australian cricketer (Born 1864)
3rd of August 1929 DEATH Emile Berliner, German-born American telephone and recording pioneer (Born 1851)
3rd of August 1929 DEATH Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Born 1857)
3rd of August 1942 DEATH Richard Willstatter, German chemist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1872)
3rd of August 1954 DEATH Colette, French writer (Born 1873)
3rd of August 1958 DEATH Peter Collins, English race car driver (Born 1931)
3rd of August 1964 DEATH Flannery O'Connor, American writer (Born 1925)
3rd of August 1966 DEATH Lenny Bruce, American comedian (Born 1925)
3rd of August 1972 DEATH Giannis Papaioannou, Turkey-born Greek musician and composer (Born 1913)
3rd of August 1973 DEATH Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (Born 1895)
3rd of August 1977 DEATH Alfred Lunt, American actor (Born 1892)
3rd of August 1977 DEATH Makarios III, Archbishop and first President of Cyprus (Born 1913)
3rd of August 1979 DEATH Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Nobel Laureate (Born 1899)
3rd of August 1983 DEATH Carolyn Jones, American actress (Born 1930)
3rd of August 1990 DEATH Betty Amann, German-born American actress (Born 1905)
3rd of August 1993 DEATH Chinmayananda, Indian Vedanta Swami (Born 1916)
3rd of August 1995 DEATH Edward Whittemore, American writer (Born 1933)
3rd of August 1995 DEATH Ida Lupino, English actress and director (Born 1914)
3rd of August 1996 DEATH J?rgen Garde, Danish admiral (Born 1939)
3rd of August 1997 DEATH Pietro Rizzuto, Canadian politician (Born 1934)
3rd of August 1998 DEATH Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (Born 1934)
3rd of August 1999 DEATH Byron Farwell, American military historian (Born 1921)
3rd of August 2001 DEATH Christopher Hewett, British actor (Born 1922)
3rd of August 2002 DEATH Carmen Silvera, British actress (Born 1922)
3rd of August 2002 DEATH Niculita Secrieriu, Romanian painter (Born 1938)
3rd of August 2003 DEATH Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (Born 1954)
3rd of August 2004 DEATH Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (Born 1908)
3rd of August 2004 DEATH Bob Murphy, American TV and radio broadcaster (Born 1924)
3rd of August 2005 DEATH Francoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (Born 1920)
3rd of August 2006 DEATH Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Love) (Born 1945)
3rd of August 2006 DEATH Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-born British opera singer (Born 1915)
3rd of August 2007 DEATH John Gardner, British author (Born 1926)
3rd of August 2008 DEATH Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Born 1918)
3rd of August 2008 DEATH Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (Born 1939)
3rd of August 2008 DEATH Erik Darling, American folk singer-songwriter (Born 1933)

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