August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2021 was the 215th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 881Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
- 1031Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
- 1783Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
- 1934Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
- 1948Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
- 1949The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.
- 1959Portugal’s state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
- 1972The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1997Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
- 2004The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1811Elisha Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
- 1916José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
- 1921Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
- 1928Cécile Aubry, French actress (d. 2010)
- 1937Roland Burris, American politician
- 1955Corey Burton, American voice actor
- 1971Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
- 1972Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player
- 1979Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
- 1992Karlie Kloss, American model
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