Saturday August 3, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2024 is the 216th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.

August 3 Historical Event(s)

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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.
1645
Thirty Years’ War: the Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
1852
Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
1914
World War I: Germany declares war against France.
1946
Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, US.
1972
The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1977
The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
1981
Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
2005
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.

Who were born on August 3?

1923
Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope of Coptic Christianity
1924
Leon Uris, American novelist (d. 2003)
1926
Anthony Sampson, British journalist (d. 2004)
1941
Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles)
1944
Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)
1951
Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player
1959
John C. McGinley, American actor
1963
Ed Roland, American vocalist (Collective Soul)
1976
Troy Glaus, American baseball player
1988
Denny Cardin, Italian footballer

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