1509 Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546) was born on this day in history.
1645 August Kuhnel, composer was born on August - 03.
1692 John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759) was born on this day in history.
1748 On August - 03 birth of carl Ludwig Junker, composer
1770 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840) was born on this day in history.
1801 On this day in history birth of joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
1808 Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893) was born on this day in history.
1811 Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator) was born on this day in history.
0808 On August - 03 p'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China
1387 On this day in history olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies
1460 On August - 03 death of king James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
1527 On this day in history death of scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
1530 On this day in history philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies
1546 On this day in history death of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
1604 Death of Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander on August - 03.
1621 Death of Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556) on August - 03.