3 August

3 August

August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar 150 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about August 3rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 3rd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Clean your Floors Day
  • National Watermelon Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – August 3

2005: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes office in Iran

An engineer and teacher by professional, Ahmadinejad became the 6th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

2005: Coup in Mauritania

A military coup replaced long-time president Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya. Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall took over the transitional government until elections were held in 2005.

1960: Niger gains its independence from France

The West African country became a French colony in the early 20th century. Hamani Diori became the first president of the country.

1946: World’s first theme park opens its doors in in Santa Claus, Indiana, USA

Santa Claus Land is now known as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

1900: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded

The American tire company was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in Akron, Ohio. In 1988, the company was taken over by Japan’s Bridgestone Corporation.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, August 3

1984: Ryan Lochte, American swimmer

1941: Martha Stewart, American business woman, publisher, author, founded Living Omni media

1940: Martin Sheen, American actor

1926: Tony Bennett. American singer

1867: Stanley Baldwin, English politician

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, August 3

2008: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian soldie, author, Nobel Prize laureate

2004: Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer

1995: Ida Lupino, English actress, director

1929: Thorstein Veblen, American economist, sociologist

1924: Joseph Conrad, Polish/English author


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