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)
- 1601Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
- 1678Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
- 1811First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
- 1900The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
- 1907Judge 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.
- 1914World War I: Germany declares war against France.
- 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.
- 1975A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
- 2005Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1855Joe Hunter, English cricketer (d. 1891)
- 1860William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
- 1921Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
- 1926Tony Bennett, American singer
- 1941Martha Stewart, American media personality
- 1950Jo Marie Payton, American actress
- 1977Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
- 1980Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1984Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer
- 1984Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
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