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.
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)
- 1031Olaf II of Norway is canonised as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.
- 1492Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
- 1527The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1601Long War: Austria captures Transylvania in the Battle of Guruslău.
- 1811First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
- 1936A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
- 1948Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
- 1960Niger gains independence from France.
- 1977The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKULTRA.
- 2004The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1509Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)
- 1901Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
- 1904Clifford D. Simak, American writer (d. 1988)
- 1920Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
- 1925Marv Levy, American football coach
- 1940James Tyler, American musicologist and author (d. 2010)
- 1954Gary Peters, English footballer
- 1971Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
- 1983Mamie Gummer, American actress
- 1985Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer
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