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1900Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.

1804Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

1923VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

1941Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

1492Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

2001The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

1997Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

8Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

1997Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO

1971Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings

1943Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice

2008Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway

1989Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

1934Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself 'Führer ' (leader).

August 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
8
Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. 
435
Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt. 
881
Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings 
1108
Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned 
1312
Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200 
1492
Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies" 
1527
First known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland. 
1529
"Peace of the Ladies" (Treaty of Cambrai) made between Holy Roman Empire and the French, negotiated by Louise of Savoy and Margaret of Austria 
1557
Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes 
1596
David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star) 
1635
The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō 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). 
1640
2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka 
1640
Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo" premieres in Toledo 
1645
Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians 
1650
Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army 
1676
Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia" 
1678
Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon 
1692
Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army 
1704
English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar 
1708
Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army 
1778
Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan 
1797
Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews 
1804
Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America 
1829
Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris 
1833
HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro 
1852
1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths 
1855
Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens 
1860
American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY 
1860
The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand. 
1861
Federal fleet bombards Galveston, Texas 
1863
Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY 
1863
Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens 
1864
Battle of Mobile AL 
1881
Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous 
1881
US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name 
1882
Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration 
1897
John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best" premieres in NYC 
1900
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded. 
1904
British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa 
1906
Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th 
1907
Kaiser Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance 
1908
French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France. Known as the 'Old man of La Chappelle' his skeleton shows that Neanderthals led physically stressful lives with high risk of injury. 
1913
Wheatland Hop Riot 
1914
1st seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal 
1914
Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army 
1914
French fleet sails to North Africa 
1914
German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina 
1914
Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I 
1914
World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms 
1914
Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning 
1921
1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars) 
1921
Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball 
1923
Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding 
1923
VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding 
1924
Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist 
1925
Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912) 
1926
Traffic lights installed at Piccadilly Circus, London 
1928
Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec) 
1930
2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games 
1933
Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931) 
1934
Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself 'Führer ' (leader). 
1939
Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris 
1940
German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies 
1940
Italian troops invade British Somalia 
1940
Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR 
1940
Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passenger flight to the US 
1941
Gas (petroleum) sales limited in US 
1941
German troops conquer Roslavl USSR 
1941
Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base 
1943
Gen Patton slaps a US GI in hospital, accusing him of cowardice 
1943
Nazi occupiers attack city of Orel, leave it on fire 
1944
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies 
1944
General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter 
1944
Allied troops under Lt-Gen Joseph Stilwell take Myitkyina, Burma 
1944
Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers 
1946
Belgian government of Huysmans forms 
1948
Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings 
1948
FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist" 
1949
Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire 
1949
Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association 
1951
William H Jackson ends term as deputy director of CIA 
1952
15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland 
1953
Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show 
1954
1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown 
1955
Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing 
1955
Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days 
1955
Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7) 
1956
Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1 
1957
British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman 
1958
USS Nautilus reaches North Pole, 1st submarine to achieve submarine transit of North Pole 
1958
The Billboard Hot 100 is founded 
1959
27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA 
1959
50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau 
1959
AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium) 
1960
Niger gains independence from France 
1962
29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000) 
1962
NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games 
1963
"No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances 
1963
Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" 
1963
Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool 
1966
South African government bans Beatle records 
1967
45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam 
1967
James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes 
1968
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1969
Reds beats Phillies 19-17 
1969
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
1970
4 day NFL strike ends 
1970
Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London 
1970
Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history 
1970
Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try 
1971
Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings 
1972
British premier Edward Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to dock strike 
1972
Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii 
1972
U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. 
1973
Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK) 
1973
National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections 
1974
"Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 perfs 
1974
"Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 perfs 
1974
Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers 
1975
500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River 
1975
Louisiana Superdome is dedicated 
1975
Poland & West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans 
1975
Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1977
Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered 
1977
United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA. 
1979
Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, RI 
1979
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1980
22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR 
1980
Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame 
1980
Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
1981
13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers ultimatum to workers: 'if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated' 
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. 
1982
Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager 
1983
John Sain of South Bend, Ind, 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
Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am 
1986
Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame 
1987
Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo) 
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
5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez) 
1989
Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river 
1989
Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons 
1989
Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning 
1990
"Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs 
1990
98.8°F (37.1°C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record) 
1990
NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats 
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 Phila 11-0 
1991
Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian 
1991
Pan Am games open in Havana 
1992
Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531) 
1992
Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot 
1994
102.4°F (39.1°C) in Tokyo Japan: record 
1994
1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot) 
1995
CNN en Espanol premieres 
1996
US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service. 
1997
25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker 
1997
BankBoston Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO 
1997
Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International 
1997
Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed. 
2001
The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people. (See 3 August 2001 Ealing bombing). 
2001
The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released 
2001
US President George Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001 
2004
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11, 2001 attacks. 
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. 
2008
Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway 
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 
2013
The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final 
2016
North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Into Sea, South Korea Says 
2016
Hewlett Packard's Meg Whitman joins CEOs endorsing Clinton 
2016
Florida to begin aerial spraying of insecticides to control Zika 
2017
US bans travel to North Korea from September 1, says Americans should leave 
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