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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 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.

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August 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1031
    Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
  • 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.
  • 1601
    Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
  • 1811
    First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1936
    A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
  • 1948
    Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
  • 1960
    Niger gains independence from France.
  • 1977
    The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
  • 2004
    The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1509
    Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
  • 1901
    Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1904
    Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988)
  • 1920
    Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • 1925
    Marv Levy, American football coach
  • 1940
    James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
  • 1954
    Gary Peters, English footballer
  • 1971
    Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1983
    Mamie Gummer, American actress
  • 1985
    Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer

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