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Monday August 3, 2020

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.

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

August 2020

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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)

  • 1601
    Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
  • 1678
    Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1900
    The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
  • 1907
    Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1936
    A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
  • 1975
    A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
  • 2005
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1855
    Joe Hunter, English cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1860
    William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
  • 1926
    Tony Bennett, American singer
  • 1941
    Martha Stewart, American media personality
  • 1950
    Jo Marie Payton, American actress
  • 1977
    Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
  • 1980
    Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer
  • 1984
    Yasin Avci, Danish footballer

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