August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2020 is the 216th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 8Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
- 435Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
- 1492Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
- 1903Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
- 1913A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
- 1936A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
- 1936Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
- 1972The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1977The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
- 2010Widespread 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?
- 1817Archduke Albert, Austrian general (d. 1895)
- 1872King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
- 1916Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
- 1935Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1997)
- 1946Syreeta Wright, American singer and songwriter (d. 2004)
- 1958Ana Kokkinos, Australian film director
- 1964Lucky Dube, South African reggae vocalist and keyboardist (d. 2007)
- 1969Doug Overton, American basketball player
- 1985Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer
- 1988Leigh Tiffin, American football player
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