Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 3

  • August 3, 1492
    Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for "Indies"
  • August 3, 1553
    Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London
  • August 3, 1596
    David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira, first variable star
  • August 3, 1610
    Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself
  • August 3, 1692
    French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat a joint English-Scottish-Dutch-German army at the Battle of Steenkerque in the Netherlands
  • August 3, 1778
    The Teatro alla Scala, a famous opera house, built by Giuseppe Piermarini in neo-Classical style by order of Empress Maria Theresa, is inaugurated in Milan
  • August 3, 1795
    A defeated Indian coalition meat with General Anthony Wayne in a treaty council at Greenville, Ohio and cede to the United States large parts of modern-day Ohio
  • August 3, 1940
    The Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic is officially incorporated into the Soviet Union
  • August 3, 1958
    USS Nautilus, the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine, complete a submerged transit to the North Pole
  • August 3, 1960
    Niger gains independence from France
  • August 3, 2005
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the leader of coalition of conservative political groups, becomes President of Iran
  • August 3, 2008
    A stampede at a Hindu temple at Naina Devi in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India kills 162 and injures 400

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