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Thursday August 3, 2023

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2023 is the 215th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 1527
    The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1645
    Thirty Years’ War: the Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1852
    Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1921
    Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
  • 1936
    Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1867
    Stanley Baldwin, English politician (d. 1947)
  • 1935
    Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1997)
  • 1939
    Apoorva Sengupta, Indian cricketer
  • 1943
    Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-born British mathematician
  • 1959
    Mike Gminski, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1972
    Erika Marozsán, Hungarian actress
  • 1975
    Argiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1980
    Tony Pashos, American football player
  • 1992
    Karlie Kloss, American model

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