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Saturday August 3, 2019

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2019 is the 215th day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1783
    Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1903
    Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
  • 1975
    A privately chartered Boeing 707 crashes into the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
  • 2005
    President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1855
    Joe Hunter, English cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1872
    King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
  • 1925
    Marv Levy, American football coach
  • 1928
    Henning Moritzen, Danish actor
  • 1934
    William Calhoun, American professional wrestler (d. 1989)
  • 1948
    Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French politician
  • 1949
    B. B. Dickerson, American bass player & song writer
  • 1949
    Philip Casnoff, American actor
  • 1970
    Manmohan Waris, Indian Punjabi singer
  • 1971
    Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)

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