3rd August, on this day

216AD Hannibal defeats a Roman army at the Battle of Cannae
8 Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus
435 Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, where Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied
1492 The Jews of Spain are expelled by the Catholic Monarchs.
1492 Explorer Christopher Columbus leaves on his first voyage to America
1527 First known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1645 Thirty Years' War: Second Battle of Nördlingen (Battle of Allerheim) - A French army under the command of Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Enghien and Marshal Henri, Vicomte de Turenne attacks and defeats an Imperial army, led by Field Marshal Franz Baron (Freiherr) von Mercy at Alerheim, near Nördlingen, Germany.
1678 Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1783 Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people.
1805 First recorded cricket match between English public schools Eton and Harrow
1852 1st US intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1858 English explorer John Speke discovers Lake Victoria in Africa - the source of the River Nile
1860 The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
1863 Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY
1882 US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1904 A British expedition, led by Colonel Francis Younghusband, become the first westerners to enter the 'Forbidden City ' of Lhasa in Tibet
1913 Wheatland Hop Riot
1914 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France in WW I
1916 Sir Roger Casement, Irish nationalist, is hanged in London for treason following his attempts to induce Germany to support the cause of Irish independence
1916 Battle of Romani - Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army, under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal, and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai.
1921 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy, Ohio to kill caterpillars)
1921 Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in the Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
1923 The deceased Warren G. Harding was succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge as the 30th President of the United States.
1926 Britain installs its first traffic lights - at Piccadilly Circus, in London
1936 Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash by defeating Ralph Metcalfe at Berlin Olympics.
1940 Lithuanian SSR is accepted into the USSR
1940 Italy invades British Somaliland.
1952 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1954 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Land) flown
1955 Automobile Association of America ends support of auto-racing
1955 Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days
1955 First public performance of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in London
1958 USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap)
1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
1960 Niger gains independence from France
1963 Last performance of the British group The Beatles, in the Cavern Club in their home town of Liverpool
1970 Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1970 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
1971 Paul McCartney announces the formation of his group Wings
1972 U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan and joins Doobie Brothers
1975 A privately chartered Boeing 707 impacts the mountainside near Agadir, Morocco killing 188.
1975 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing the TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1977 United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
1981 US Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
1983 John Sain of South Bend, Ind builds 3.91 m house of cards
1989 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
1990 Radio Kuwait goes off the air, due to the Iraqi invasion
1990 US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
1996 General William F. Garrison accepted responsibility for the outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and he retired from military service.
1997 Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.
2001 The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, U.K injuring seven people .
2005 President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

3rd August 2006

Lebanon damage 'holding up' aid

US echoes Iraq civil war warning

'Many killed' by Afghan car bomb

3rd August 2007

Devastating floods hit Asia

'Scores drowned' on S Leone boat

France and Libya sign arms deal

3rd August 2008

India temple stampede 'kills 140'

Nine climbers feared dead on K2

Somalia bombing 'kills 20 people'

3rd August 2009

Scores dead in Sudan clash

Bomb blast hits west Afghan city

Chinese factory poisons hundreds

3rd August 2010

5 killed at Israel-Lebanon border

Several dead in Connecticut work shooting

Twin bombs kill at least three in Iraq

Birthdates which occurred on 3rd August :

1753 Charles Earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1811 Elisha Graves Otis inventor (safe elevator)
1851 Lady Isabella Caroline Somerset temperance leader
1867 Stanley Earl Baldwin, (C) British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)
1871 Vernon Louis Parrington critic/educator/author (Pulitzer 1928)
1872 Haakon VII Charlottenlund Denmark, King of Norway
1884 Louis Gruenberg near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
1887 Rupert Brooke British WW I poet (1914)
1894 Harry Heilmann SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
19-- JoMarie Payton-France actor (Harriette Winslow-Family Matters)
19-- Larry Haines Mt Vernon, NY actor (Search for Tomorrow)
1900 Ernie Pyle correspondant during WW II
1900 John T Scopes Tennessee teacher convicted for teaching evolution
1901 John Stennis (Sen-D-Miss)
1902 Habib Bourguiba 1st president of Tunisia
1902 Judson Laire NYC, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue)
1902 Ray Block France, orch leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
1905 Dolores Del Rio Mexico, actress (What Price Glory?)
1907 Irene Tedrow Denver Colo, actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak)
1918 James MacGregor Burns political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
1920 Maria Karnilova Hartford Ct, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible)
1920 P.D. James mystery writer (Cover Her Face)
1921 Hayden Carruth Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
1921 Marilyn Maxwell actress (East of Sumatra)
1923 Anne Klein fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
1924 Leon Uris US, novelist (Exodus, QB VII)
1926 Tony Bennett Queens NY, singer (Left a body part in SF)
1927 Gordon Scott Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)
1929 Bethel Leslie NYC, entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap)
1930 James Komack NYC, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1931 Alex Cord actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum)
1935 Georgi S Shonin cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)
1935 Richard D Lamm (Gov-D-Colo)
1938 George Memmoli NYC, actor (Earl-Hello Larry)
1938 Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan British talk show host (Irish Days)
1940 John W Carlin (Gov-D-KS)
1940 Lance Alworth Houston Tx, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys)
1940 Martin Sheen actor (Subject Was Roses, Wall St)
1941 Beverly Lee Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 Martha Stewart cookbook author/actress (Those Two)
1945 Ron Hendren Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1950 John Landis director (Twilight Zone)
1950 Waldemar Cierpinski German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 Marcel Dionne Qu‚bec, NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
1952 Jay North North Hollywood Calif, actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya)
1953 Ian Bairnson Shetland Isles Scotland, guitarist (Alan Parsons Project, Pilot)
1954 Denise Craig WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
1956 Kirk Brandon rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
1959 Victoria Jackson Miami Fla, actress (Casual Sex, SNL)
1960 Tim Mayotte Springfield Mass, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
1962 Tina Lehtola Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
1963 Carlo Imperato Bronx, actor (Fame)
1963 James Hetfield heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless)
1966 Christine Richters Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
1967 John Femia Bkln NY, actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry)
1974 Jenny Beck actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise)


Deaths which occurred on August 3rd:
1954 Colette France, novelist (Claudine), dies at 81
1966 Lenny Bruce comedian, dies of a morphine overdose
1983 Carolyn Jones actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer