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Wednesday August 3, 2022

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2022 is the 215th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1903
    Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
  • 1929
    Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic “World Teacher”, shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
  • 1948
    Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1972
    The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1977
    The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
  • 2001
    The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1808
    Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1856
    Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1904
    Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988)
  • 1918
    Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Jean Hagen, American film and TV actress (d. 1977)
  • 1940
    James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
  • 1940
    Martin Sheen, American actor
  • 1949
    Philip Casnoff, American actor
  • 1959
    Martin Atkins, English drummer (Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Killing Joke)
  • 1978
    Joi Chua, Singaporean singer

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