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Events and People Who Made History on August 3

1st Century

8 - Roman general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatians on the River Bathinus.

9th Century

881 - Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings

12th Century

1108 - Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned

14th Century

1312 - Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200

15th Century

1492 - All Jews are expelled from Spain
1492 - Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"

16th Century

1529 - "Ladies' Peace" (treaty of Cambrai)-emperor Charles V and King French I
1557 - Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
1596 - David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)

17th Century

1640 - 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
1640 - Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo
1645 - Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
1650 - Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1678 - Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1692 - Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army

18th Century

1704 - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1708 - Battle at Trencsen: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
1778 - Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1797 - Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews

19th Century

1829 - Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris
1833 - HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
1852 - 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1855 - Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1861 - Federal fleet bombs Galveston, Texas
1863 - Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in New York
1863 - Saratoga Racetrack, New York, opens
1880 - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George, New York
1881 - Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
1881 - U.S. Nation Lawn Tennis Association removes "Nation" from name
1882 - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1897 - John McNally's musical "Good Mr. Best," premieres in New York City

20th Century

1904 - British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1906 - Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits home run to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
1914 - 1st seaworthy ship through Panama Canal
1914 - Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
1914 - French fleet sails to North-Africa
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
1914 - Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France in WW I
1914 - Great Britain declares war on Germany
1914 - Turkey signs military pact with Germany
1914 - World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms
1914 - Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
1921 - 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
1921 - Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
1923 - Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
1923 - V.P. Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president
1924 - Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
1925 - Last U.S. troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
1926 - Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
1928 - Ray Barbuti saves U.S. team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
1930 - 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
1933 - Yankees are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
1939 - Jean Genets "Ondine," premieres in Paris
1940 - German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters and English and French movies
1940 - Italian troops invade British Somalia
1940 - Lithuanian SSR is accepted into U.S.S.R.
1940 - Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passagiersvlucht to the U.S.
1941 - Benzine sales limited in U.S.
1941 - Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
1941 - Gas sales limited in U.S.
1941 - German troops conquer Roslavl U.S.S.R.
1943 - Gen. Patton slaps a U.S. GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice
1943 - Nazi occupiers attack city Orel, leave it in fire
1944 - Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
1944 - Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies
1944 - General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter
1944 - Lieutenant-general Stilwells troops occupy Myitkyina Burma
1944 - Tommy Brown, just 16 years and 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
1946 - Belgian government of Huysmans, forms
1948 - Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start and goes 7 innings
1948 - Franklin D. Roosevelt advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"
1949 - Basketball Assoc of America and National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
1949 - Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
1951 - William H. Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1952 - 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1953 - Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
1954 - 1st VTOL, Vertical Take-off and Land, flown
1955 - Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
1955 - Hurricane Connie begins pounding U.S. for 11 days
1955 - Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)
1956 - Willie Williams of U.S. sets 100 meter record at 10.1
1957 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1958 - USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
1959 - 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
1959 - 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
1959 - AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)
1960 - Niger gains independence from France
1962 - 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
1962 - New York Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th home run in 3 games
1963 - Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
1963 - Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
1963 - Great Train Robbery - 2.5 M pounds ($3.25 M) robbed
1963 - "No Strings" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 580 performances
1966 - South African government bans Beatle records
1967 - 45,000 U.S. soldiers sent to Vietnam
1967 - James Law rides entire New York City subway in 22 hours 12 minutes
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1969 - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1969 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1970 - 4 day NFL strike ends
1970 - Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist," premieres in London
1970 - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1970 - Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
1971 - Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
1972 - British premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
1973 - Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park, Isle of Man, UK
1973 - National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
1974 - Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins Doobie Brothers
1974 - "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 601 performances
1974 - "Words and Music" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 127 performances
1975 - 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
1975 - Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
1975 - Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
1975 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 - Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1979 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, U.S.S.R.
1980 - Kaline, Snider, Klein, and Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
1980 - Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1981 - 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
1981 - France performs nuclear test
1982 - Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankee manager
1983 - John Sain of South Bend, Indiana builds 3.91 m house of cards
1983 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1984 - Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1985 - "Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ
1985 - Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1986 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1986 - Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
1987 - Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 - Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
1987 - Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
1987 - Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound and is ejected
1988 - Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to New York City
1989 - 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
1989 - Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
1989 - Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
1989 - Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
1990 - 98.8 degrees F (37.1 degrees C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
1990 - For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Philadelphia 11-0
1990 - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 11 performances
1990 - New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th home run in 1st 72 at bats
1990 - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
1990 - U.S. announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
1991 - Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
1991 - Pan Am games open in Havana
1992 - Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
1992 - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
1994 - 102.4 degrees F (39.1 degrees C) in Tokyo Japan: record
1994 - 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
1995 - CNN en Espanol premieres
1997 - 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
1997 - BankBoston Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park New York for HBO
1997 - Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

21st Century

2000 - The Republican party nominates George W. Bush to run for president


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