Discover all the fun facts about your birthday!

August 3 Birthday Events Poster

Tip: Click the free birthday events ninja poster above to save the high quality version. Come back everyday for a new design. Collect all 16 ninja poses.

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.

MyFirstName.Rocks What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers hidden in your given name? Every moniker has an undeniable character and personality. Check out Willie’s personality and get smart about names today. (Sponsored links)

Astrology Sample Megapack

Get All 16 Astrology Reports

Where should we send the free sample megapack?