What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on August 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 3 is the 215th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 21, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,132,480 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecapentagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 182 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,147 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 3 Historical Events

  • 435
    Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
  • 1914
    World War I: Germany declares war against France.
  • 1946
    Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, US.
  • 1960
    Niger gains independence from France.
  • 2010
    Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

Who were born on August 3?

  • 1850
    Reginald Heber Roe, Australian academic and educator (d. 1926)
  • 1856
    Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1903
    Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic (d. 2008)
  • 1963
    Lisa Ann Walter, American actress

Who died on August 3?

  • 1667
    Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor and architect (b. 1599)
  • 1712
    Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1773
    Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  • 1839
    Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
  • 1975
    Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)

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