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  • Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Aug 03, 0338

    Ancient Greece

    Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC)

    Chaeronea, Boeotia, Greece
    Wednesday Aug 03, 0338

    Decisively defeating an allied army of Thebes and Athens at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BC), he became de facto hegemon of all of Greece, except Sparta. He compelled the majority of the city-states to join the League of Corinth, allying them to him and imposing peace among them.




  • Fort Stanwix, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 03, 1777

    Flag of the United States

    The first official U.S. flag flown during battle

    Fort Stanwix, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 03, 1777

    The first official U.S. flag flown during battle was on August 3, 1777, at Fort Schuyler (Fort Stanwix) during the Siege of Fort Stanwix. Massachusetts reinforcements brought news of the adoption by Congress of the official flag to Fort Schuyler. Soldiers cut up their shirts to make the white stripes; scarlet material to form the red was secured from red flannel petticoats of officers' wives, while material for the blue union was secured from Capt. Abraham Swartwout's blue cloth coat. A voucher is extant that Capt. Swartwout of Dutchess County was paid by Congress for his coat for the flag.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 03, 1791

    George Washington

    Washington assembled his cabinet to discuss how to deal with the situation

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 03, 1791

    On August 2, Washington assembled his cabinet to discuss how to deal with the situation. Unlike Washington who had reservations about using force, Hamilton had long waited for such a situation and was eager to suppress the rebellion by use of Federal authority and force.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 03, 1905

    X-ray

    Elizabeth Fleischman death

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 03, 1905

    Many physicians claimed there were no effects from X-ray exposure at all. On August 3, 1905 at San Francisco, California, Elizabeth Fleischman, American X-ray pioneer, died from complications as a result of her work with X-rays




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Sunday Aug 03, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Entering Budapest

    Budapest, Hungary
    Sunday Aug 03, 1919

    Romanian forces continued their advance towards Budapest. On 3 August, under the command of General Rusescu, three squadrons of the 6th Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade entered Budapest.




  • Meshchyora, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
    Monday Aug 03, 1936

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Kursha-2 Fire

    Meshchyora, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
    Monday Aug 03, 1936

    Kursha-2 , named so after a road sign, was an industrial community in the Central Meshchyora, Ryazan Oblast, Russia. It was built soon after the October Revolution for the exploitation of the local forests, and was annihilated by a firestorm on 3 August 1936. The disaster caused 1200 human deaths, making it one of the world's deadliest wildfires.




  • British Somaliland (Present Day Somaliland)
    Saturday Aug 03, 1940

    World War II

    Italian conquest of British Somaliland

    British Somaliland (Present Day Somaliland)
    Saturday Aug 03, 1940

    In late summer through early autumn Italy conquered British Somaliland from 3 to 19 August 1940.


  • Mediterranean Sea near Malta
    Monday Aug 03, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Pedestal

    Mediterranean Sea near Malta
    Monday Aug 03, 1942

    Operation Pedestal (3 to 15 August), was a British operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta in August 1942.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Aug 03, 1990

    Gulf War

    The Arab League own resolution

    Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Aug 03, 1990

    On 3 August 1990, the Arab League passed its own resolution, which called for a solution to the conflict from within the league, and warned against outside intervention. Iraq and Libya were the only two Arab League states that opposed the resolution for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait; the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) opposed it as well.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 03, 2009

    Bank of America

    Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 03, 2009

    On August 3, 2009, Bank of America agreed to pay a $33 million fine, without admission or denial of charges, to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the non-disclosure of an agreement to pay up to $5.8 billion of bonuses at Merrill. The bank approved the bonuses before the merger but did not disclose them to its shareholders when the shareholders were considering approving the Merrill acquisition, in December 2008.


  • France
    Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

    Christine Lagarde

    Investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal

    France
    Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

    On 3 August 2011, a French court ordered an investigation into Lagarde's role in a €403 million arbitration deal in favor of businessman Bernard Tapie.


  • Ludian County, Yunnan, China
    Sunday Aug 03, 2014

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2014 Ludian Earthquake

    Ludian County, Yunnan, China
    Sunday Aug 03, 2014

    The 2014 Ludian earthquake struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China, with a moment magnitude of 6.1 on 3 August. The earthquake killed at least 617 people, injuring at least 2,400 others. As of 5 August 2014, 112 people remain missing. Over 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred 29 km (18 mi) WSW of Zhaotong city at 16:03 local time (08:03 UTC).


  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 03, 2015

    Nokia

    Nokia announced That It Had Reached a Deal To Sell Its Here Digital Maps Division

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 03, 2015

    On 3 August 2015, Nokia announced that it had reached a deal to sell its Here digital maps division to a consortium of BMW, Daimler AG and Volkswagen Group for €2.8 billion. The deal closed on 3 December 2015.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 03, 2019

    Dwayne Johnson

    Retirement

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 03, 2019

    On August 3, 2019, The Rock officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling.


  • El Paso, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 03, 2019

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    El Paso Walmart Shooting

    El Paso, Texas, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 03, 2019

    On August 3, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States. A gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism and a possible hate crime. Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old from Allen, Texas, was arrested shortly after the shooting and charged with capital murder.


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