August 3 Events in History - August 3 Birthdays - August 3 Deaths
2015 U.S. President Barack Obama proposes 'The Clean Power Plan' to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent of 2005 levels; the plan is more stringent than the 30% reductions proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency
2014 The Islamic State captures the Iraqi town of Sinjar, home to the country's Yazidi religious minority population; residents fled in advance of the extremists, who have demanded that non-Muslim residents convert to Islam or face death
2014 Portuguese officials move to rescue Banco Espirito Santo from collapse by offering $6.6 billion ($4.9 billion euros) in funding
2013 The U.S. issues a global travel alert, claiming Al Qaeda and terrorist organizations may be planning an attack between now and the end of August
2013 Only 162,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, falling short of expert predictions of an increase of 175,000 - 185,000 new jobs
2012 After last months extensive flooding, North Korea asks the United Nations for food aid
2012 At least one person is killed from an explosion in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya
2011 A skull believed to be 20-million years old is discovered in a Uganda; the skull is believed to be from a tree-climbing ape
2011 The U.S. credit rating is downgraded from A+ to A by the Chinese Dagong Global Credit Rating
2010 South Africa's top police officer, Jackie Selebi, former chief of Interpol, is sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption
2010 Convicted for transporting soldiers during the Rwandan Genocide, Dominique Ntawukuriryayo is sentenced to 25 years in prison
2000 The Republican party nominates George W. Bush to run for president
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
1995 CNN en Espanol premieres
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)
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
1991 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
1991 Pan Am games open in Havana
1990 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 11 performances
1990 98.8 degrees F (37.1 degrees C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
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
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
1989 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
1989 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
1989 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
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
1988 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to New York City
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
1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1986 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
1985 "Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, New Jersey
1985 Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1984 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1984 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1983 John Sain of South Bend, Indiana builds 3.91 m house of cards
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankee manager
1981 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
1981 France performs nuclear test
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
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
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
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
1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins Doobie Brothers
1973 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park, Isle of Man, UK
1973 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
1972 British premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
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
1969 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1969 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1967 45,000 U.S. soldiers sent to Vietnam
1967 James Law rides entire New York City subway in 22 hours 12 minutes
1966 South African government bans Beatle records
1963 "No Strings" closes at 84th St. Theater New York City after 580 performances
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
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
1960 Niger gains independence from France
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)
1958 USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
1957 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1956 Willie Williams of U.S. sets 100 meter record at 10.1
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)
1954 1st VTOL, Vertical Take-off and Land, flown
1953 Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
1952 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1951 William H. Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1949 Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
1949 Basketball Assoc of America and National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
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"
1946 Belgian government of Huysmans, forms
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
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
1941 Benzine sales limited in U.S.
1941 Gas sales limited in U.S.
1941 German troops conquer Roslavl U.S.S.R.
1941 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
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.
1939 Jean Genets "Ondine," premieres in Paris
1933 Yankees are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
1930 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
1928 Ray Barbuti saves U.S. team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
1926 Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
1925 Last U.S. troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
1924 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
1923 Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
1923 V.P. Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president
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
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
1906 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits home run to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
1904 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1897 John McNally's musical "Good Mr. Best," premieres in New York City
1882 Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1881 Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
1881 U.S. Nation Lawn Tennis Association removes "Nation" from name
1880 American Canoe Association founded at Lake George, New York
1863 Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in New York
1863 Saratoga Racetrack, New York, opens
1861 Federal fleet bombs Galveston, Texas
1855 Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1852 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1833 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
1829 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris
1797 Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
1778 Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
1708 Battle at Trencsen: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
1704 English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1692 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
1678 Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1676 Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1650 Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
1645 Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
1640 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
1640 Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo
1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1557 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
1529 "Ladies' Peace" (treaty of Cambrai)-emperor Charles V and King French I
1492 All Jews are expelled from Spain
1492 Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"
1312 Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200
1108 Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
881 Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings