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Tuesday August 3, 2021

August 3: Day of the Week

August 3, 2021 is the 215th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 881
    Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
  • 1492
    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
  • 1527
    The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
  • 1678
    Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1852
    Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1936
    A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 1958
    The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
  • 2001
    The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, United Kingdom injuring seven people.
  • 2004
    The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1860
    William Kennedy Dickson, France-born Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1901
    Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1902
    Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)
  • 1926
    Tony Bennett, American singer
  • 1934
    Jonas Savimbi, Angolan political leader (d. 2002)
  • 1940
    Martin Sheen, American actor
  • 1959
    John C. McGinley, American actor
  • 1960
    Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer
  • 1966
    Brent Butt, Canadian actor
  • 1968
    Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)

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