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.
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)
- 435Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
- 881Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
- 1492Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
- 1527The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1678Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
- 1852Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
- 1936A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
- 1958The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
- 2001The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.
- 2004The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1860William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
- 1901Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
- 1902Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
- 1926Tony Bennett, American singer
- 1934Jonas Savimbi, Angolan political leader (d. 2002)
- 1940Martin Sheen, American actor
- 1959John C. McGinley, American actor
- 1960Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
- 1966Brent Butt, Canadian actor
- 1968Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
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