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August 3 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 3. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 44 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 8
    Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
  • 435
    Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 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 canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1342
    The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
  • 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 Goroszló.
  • 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.
  • 1778
    The theatre La Scala is inaugurated.
  • 1795
    Treaty of Greenville is signed.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1852
    Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1860
    The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
  • 1900
    The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
  • 1903
    Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for ten 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.
  • 1913
    A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland hop riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1921
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
  • 1929
    Jiddu Krishnamurti, tagged as the messianic “World Teacher”, shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1936
    A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 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, United States.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Niger gains independence from France.

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