August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2023 is the 215th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 8Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatae on the river Bathinus.
- 435Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
- 1527The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1645Thirty Years’ War: the Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
- 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
- 1921Major 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.
- 1929Jiddu Krishnamurti, tapped to be the messianic “World Teacher”, shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
- 1934Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
- 1936Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1867Stanley Baldwin, English politician (d. 1947)
- 1935Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1997)
- 1939Apoorva Sengupta, Indian cricketer
- 1943Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-born British mathematician
- 1959Mike Gminski, American basketball player
- 1961Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
- 1972Erika Marozsán, Hungarian actress
- 1975Argiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
- 1980Tony Pashos, American football player
- 1992Karlie Kloss, American model
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