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Tuesday August 3, 2021

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2021 is the 215th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 8
    Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 1031
    Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 1852
    Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1913
    A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1940
    World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
  • 1960
    Niger gains independence from France.
  • 1975
    A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
  • 2010
    Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1856
    Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1899
    Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1909
    Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American novelist (d. 1971)
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Jean Hagen, American film and TV actress (d. 1977)
  • 1923
    Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of Coptic Christianity
  • 1924
    Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer
  • 1937
    Roland Burris, American politician
  • 1937
    Steven Berkoff, English actor

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