Today in History, English
Today in History, English

87571August 3Event2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.
87572August 3Event2005 – President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
87573August 3Event2005 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran.
87574August 3Event2007 – Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.
87575August 3Event2010 – Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.
87576August 3Event2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.
87577August 3Birth1491 – Maria of Jülich-Berg (d. 1543)
87578August 3Birth1509 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)
87579August 3Birth1692 – John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)
87580August 3Birth1734 – Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)
87581August 3Birth1770 – Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
87582August 3Birth1803 – Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)
87583August 3Birth1808 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
87584August 3Birth1811 – Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
87585August 3Birth1817 – Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (d. 1895)
87586August 3Birth1832 – Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)
87587August 3Birth1840 – John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (d. 1929)
87588August 3Birth1850 – Reginald Heber Roe, English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)
87589August 3Birth1856 – Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)
87590August 3Birth1860 – William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)
87591August 3Birth1863 – Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)
87592August 3Birth1867 – Stanley Baldwin, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)
87593August 3Birth1871 – Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)
87594August 3Birth1872 – Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
87595August 3Birth1886 – Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)
87596August 3Birth1887 – Rupert Brooke, English-Greek soldier and poet (d. 1915)
87597August 3Birth1890 – Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)
87598August 3Birth1891 – Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
87599August 3Birth1894 – Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
87600August 3Birth1895 – Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English politician (d. 1942)

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