August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2018 was the 215th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 435Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
- 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.
- 1903Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for 10 days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
- 1949The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
- 1958The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
- 1981Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
- 2005Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.
- 2007Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
- 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?
- 1860William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
- 1895Neva Morris, Iowa’s oldest person (d. 2010)
- 1903Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (d. 2000)
- 1905Franz König, Austrian Cardinal (d. 2004)
- 1969Doug Overton, American basketball player
- 1970Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist (Deftones)
- 1979Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
- 1980Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
- 1988Leigh Tiffin, American football player
- 1990Jourdan Dunn, British fashion model
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