Today in History, English
Today in History, English

87541August 3Event1645 – Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.
87542August 3Event1678 – Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
87543August 3Event1778 – The theatre La Scala is inaugurated.
87544August 3Event1795 – Treaty of Greenville is signed.
87545August 3Event1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
87546August 3Event1852 – Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
87547August 3Event1860 – The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
87548August 3Event1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
87549August 3Event1903 – Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.
87550August 3Event1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.
87551August 3Event1913 – A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland hop riot, starts in Wheatland, California.
87552August 3Event1914 – World War I: Germany declares war against France.
87553August 3Event1921 – Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
87554August 3Event1929 – Jiddu Krishnamurti, tagged as the messianic "World Teacher", shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.
87555August 3Event1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
87556August 3Event1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.
87557August 3Event1940 – World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.
87558August 3Event1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
87559August 3Event1948 – Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.
87560August 3Event1958 – The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
87561August 3Event1959 – Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.
87562August 3Event1960 – Niger gains independence from France.
87563August 3Event1961 – The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded by the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.
87564August 3Event1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
87565August 3Event1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.
87566August 3Event1977 – The United States Senate begins its hearing on Project MKUltra.
87567August 3Event1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
87568August 3Event1981 – Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.
87569August 3Event1997 – Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
87570August 3Event2001 – The Real IRA detonates a car bomb in Ealing, London, England, United Kingdom injuring seven people.

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