Monday, August 3, 2020 (Week 32)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is August 3. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

2004
Statue of Liberty’s pedestal reopens to visitors after being closed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
1990
The US commits naval forces to the Persian Gulf region in the wake of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
1977
Radio Shack unveils TRS-80 personal computer, which with Apple and Commodore would form the “1977 Trinity.” Its price and Radio Shack’s established retail outlets made it a bestseller for several years.
1975
The Louisiana Superdome is dedicated.
1972
Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings.
1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson announces plans to send 45,000 more troops to Vietnam.
1958
The first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, passes under the North Pole.
1945
Chinese troops under American General Joseph Stilwell take the town of Myitkyina from the Japanese.
1916
Sir Roger Casement is hanged for treason in England.
1914
Germany declares war on France.
1911
Airplanes are used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoiter Turkish lines near Tripoli.
1908
Allan Allensworth files the site plan for the first African-American town, Allensworth, California.
1882
Congress passes the Immigration Act, banning Chinese immigration for ten years.
1864
Federal gunboats attack but do not capture Fort Gains, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
1807
The trial of Aaron Burr begins. He is accused of plotting the secession of New England.
1805
Muhammad Ali becomes the new ruler of Egypt.
1692
French forces under Marshal Luxembourg defeat the English at the Battle of Steenkerque in the Netherlands.
1610
Henry Hudson of England discovers a great bay on the east coast of Canada and names it for himself.
1553
Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, enters London.
1546
French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, is hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1492
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his voyage to the new world.
1347
Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrender to Edward III of England in hopes of relieving the siege.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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