August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2020 was the 216th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1852Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
- 1860The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
- 1900The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
- 1913A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
- 1972The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1975A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
- 2001The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.
- 2010Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1832Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer (d. 1914)
- 1887Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)
- 1907Ernesto Geisel, President of Brazil (d. 1996)
- 1937Steven Berkoff, English actor
- 1940James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
- 1954Gary Peters, English footballer
- 1966Brent Butt, Canadian actor
- 1972Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player
- 1982Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player
- 1992Karlie Kloss, American model
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