3 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Hamilton Fish, 1808
  • Elisha Otis, 1811
  • Earl Stanley Baldwin, 1867
  • Rupert Brooke, 1887
  • John Scopes, 1900
  • Ernie Pyle, 1900
  • P.D. James, 1920
  • Leon Uris, 1924
  • Tony Bennett, 1926
  • Martin Sheen, 1940
  • Martha Stewart, 1941
  • Jay North, 1952

Died On This Day:

  • King James II Scotland, 1460
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1907
  • Joseph Conrad, 1924
  • Colette, 1954
  • Lenny Bruce OD, 1966
  • Alfred Lunt, 1977
  • Archbishop Macarios, 1977
  • Beryl Markham, 1986
  • Ida Lupino, 1995
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson, 2004
  • Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, 2006
  • Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, 2008
  • Bubba Smith, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1492 - At sunrise, Columbus embarks on voyage to America with crew of 87 on Santa Maria, Pinta & Nina.
  • 1830 - July revolution in France ends.
  • 1852 - First intercollegiate sports event of any kind - Harvard beats Yale in rowing.
  • 1858 - The source of the Nile discovered by John Speke.
  • 1914 - Germany declares war on France; Kaiser's ships bomb Russian port of Libau. WWI.
  • 1926 - Piccadilly Circus, London, first lit by electricity - 12 years after first US city lighting in Cincinnati.
  • 1936 - Jesse Owens wins broad jump at Olympic Games in Germany infuriating Adolf Hitler; will also go on to win 3 other events.
  • 1940 - Latvia admitted to Soviet Union.
  • 1958 - USS 'Nautilus,' world's first nuclear sub, is first vessel to pass beneath North Pole.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Petery Eymard

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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