August 3: Day of the Week
August 3, 2019 was the 215th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 150 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1527The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
- 1678Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
- 1900The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded.
- 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.
- 1936Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
- 1940World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
- 1946Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, US.
- 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.
Who were born on August 3?
- 1850Reginald Heber Roe, Australian academic and educator (d. 1926)
- 1901Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
- 1905Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)
- 1918Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
- 1937Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer
- 1950Jo Marie Payton, American actress
- 1970Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist (Deftones)
- 1977Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
- 1979Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress
- 1985Holly Blake-Arnstein, American singer and dancer
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