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Historical Events In August - 03

Saturday, 21 May 2022

1974  On August - 03 almira Sessions, actress (Okla Annie), dies at 85  

1975  On this day in history 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River  

1975  Louisiana Superdome is dedicated on this day in history.  

1975  Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79 on August - 03.  

1977  On August - 03 radio Shack announces TRS-80 computer. Within weeks thousands were ordered  

1977  On this day in history alfred Lunt, actor (Guardsman, Sally of Sawdust), dies at 83  

1978  Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history renato Fasano, composer, dies at 76  

1981  On this day in history robert Peci, Italian brother of Red Brigade leader, murdered  

1983  Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer on this day in history.  

1984  On August - 03 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange  

1986  Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river  

1990  Radio Kuwait goes off the air, due to the Iraqi invasion on August - 03.  

1990  US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79  

1991  On August - 03 pan Am games open in Havana  

1992  On August - 03 wang Hongwen, vice-President Chinese Comm Party (1973-76), dies  

1993  James Donald, actor (In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies at 76 on August - 03.  

1994  On August - 03 carel van Dillen, resistance fighter, dies at 77  

1995  Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1996  Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman, dies at 87 on August - 03.  

2007  On August - 03 a strain of foot and mouth disease is found on a farm at Wanborough, near to Guildford, Surrey. Gordon Brown holds a COBRA meeting by phone on the outbreak. For more information see 2007 United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak.  

2012  United Nations General Assembly c reproaches The United Nations Security Council over its lack of action in Syria on August - 03.  

2013  9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August - 03.  

2014  The Israeli Defence Force remove much of its ground forces from the Gaza Strip following the destruction of 32 tunnels built by Hamas and other militants on this day in history.  

2014  On August - 03 ludian earthquake in China killing 729 people  

2017  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is elected for his second term as President on this day in history.  

2017  Footballer Neymar signs 5-year deal with club Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona on August - 03.  

2017  On this day in history massachusetts woman Michelle Carter sentenced to 2 1/2 years for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide  

2017  On August - 03 rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City  

2019  On this day in history a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States, leaves 22 people dead and 24 others injured.  

2021  Singer Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th birthday with Lady Gaga in the first of 2 "farewell" performances at Radio City Music Hall, NYC on August - 03.  

2021  On this day in history the oil tanker Asphalt Princess is hijacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1509  On this day in history birth of √Čtienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)  

1645  On this day in history birth of august Kuhnel, composer  

1692  John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759) was born on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history birth of carl Ludwig Junker, composer  

1770  Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840) was born on August - 03.  

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  On August - 03 birth of elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)  

Famous Deaths In August - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0808  On this day in history p'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China  

1387  On August - 03 olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies  

1460  Death of King James II of Scotland (b. 1430) on this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history death of scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal  

1530  Philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.  

1546  Death of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484) on August - 03.  

1604  Death of Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander on this day in history.  

1621  Death of Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556) on August - 03.  

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