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