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On This Day: August 03rd

This is 215th day of the year and 150 days remain in the year.

in history
1492
Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain.
1492
Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain.
1914
Germanydeclared war on France.
1914
Germany declared war on France.
1923
Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding.
1949
1958
The nuclear-powered submarmine Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
1981
U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike.
1987
The Iran-Contra hearings ended.
1987
A 22-cent stamp honoring author William Faulkner was issued. Its first-day cancellation was held in Oxford, Miss., where Faulkner had served as postmaster from 1921 until his resignation in 1924 following accusations of negligence.
August 03 BirthdaysTony Bennett(Anthony Dominick Benedetto) 1926–, Jazz Singer, born in Queens, New York.
Rupert Brookepoet
Martha Stewartentrepreneur
Elisha Otisinventor
Martin Sheenactor
P. D. Jamesmystery novelist



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