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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2010 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa floods:
More than three million people are dislocated and 1,500 are now dead as Pakistan's worst floods flow to the south. //english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/08/20108374717869907.html (Aljazeera)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bolivia becomes the first country in the history of South America to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves. //en.mercopress.com/2009/08/03/bolivian-president-morales-launches-the-indigenous-autonomy (MercoPress)
Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

162 people die in a stede at a Hindu temple in Naina Devi in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gn5fPvwqOE6jppDxKE8mlgZtMw (AFP via Google News)
The third launch of privately developed SpaceX launcher Falcon 1 fails to reach orbit. //www.spaceflightnow.com (Spaceflightnow.com)
A stede at a Hindu temple at Naina Devi in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India, kills 162 and injures 400.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Two Cuban boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux Olympic bantamweight chion and amateur welterweight world chion Erislandi Lara, who deserted their team at the 2007 Pan American Games are found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will be sent back to Cuba. //edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/08/03/cuba.brazil.reut/ (CNN)

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko nominates his political rival Viktor Yanukovich to become prime minister.//today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNewsstoryID=2006-08-03T003633Z_01_L0272646_RTRUKOC_0_UK-UKRAINE.xmlarchived=False (Reuters)

Thursday, August 3, 2000

Rioting erupts on the Paulsgrove estate in Portsmouth, Hshire, England, after more than 100 people besiege the home of a block of flats allegedly housing a convicted paedophile. This is the latest vigilante violence against suspected sex offenders since the beginning of the naming and shaming anti-paedophile caign by the tabloid newspaper "News of the World".

Sunday, August 3, 1997

Microsoft buys a $150 million share of financially troubled Apple Computer
Korean Air Flight 801 crash lands west of Guam International Airport, resulting in the deaths of 228 people.
185,000 Teamsters Union United Parcel Service drivers walk off the job.
Jeanne Calment, the oldest person ever, dies at age 122 years 164 days in Arles, France.
Between 40–76 villagers are killed in the Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria.

Thursday, August 3, 1995

An Il-76TD piloted by a Russian crew was forced down by Taliban fighter plane.

Monday, August 3, 1992

August 4 ndash Millions of black South Africans participate in a general strike called by the African National Congress to protest the lack of progress in negotiations with the government of President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk.

Tuesday, August 3, 1982

Friday, August 3, 1979

Sunday, August 3, 1975

The Louisiana Superdome opens in New Orleans.

Wednesday, August 3, 1960

Niger becomes independent from France.

Sunday, August 3, 1958

The nuclear powered submarine USS "Nautilus" becomes the first vessel to cross the North Pole under water.
The nuclear powered submarine USS ''Nautilus'' becomes the first vessel to cross the North Pole under water.

Saturday, August 3, 1946

Holiday World, originally called "Santa Claus Land", opens to the public. It became the 1st themed park preceding Disneyland by 9 years.

Saturday, August 3, 1940

The Lithuanian SSR, Latvian SSR (August 5) and Estonian SSR (August 6) are incorporated into the Soviet Union six weeks after their anaxation.

Monday, August 3, 1936

African-American athlete Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics.
1936 Summer Olympics: The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

Tuesday, August 3, 1920

Irish War of Independence: Catholics riot in Belfast.

Sunday, August 3, 1919

Romanian army liberates Timișoara from the Hungarian occupation.

Friday, August 3, 1917

The New York Guard is founded.

Wednesday, August 3, 1904

British expedition to Tibet: The British expedition under Colonel Francis Younghusband takes Lhasa in Tibet.

Thursday, August 3, 1899

The John Marshall Law School is founded in Chicago

Saturday, August 3, 1889

Mahdist War: Egyptian and British victory at the Battle of Toski.

Thursday, August 3, 1882

Wednesday, August 3, 1881

The Pretoria Convention peace treaty is signed, officially ending the war between the Boers and Britain.

Tuesday, August 3, 1858

John Hanning Speke discovers Lake Victoria, source of the River Nile.ref name=Pocket On This Day/

Tuesday, August 3, 1852

The first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event, is held.

Saturday, August 3, 1833

In Switzerland, troops of the city of Basel march on rebels in Liestal, but are beaten back at the Battle of Hülftenschanz.

Saturday, August 3, 1811

September ndash Nathan of Breslov leads the first annual Rosh Hashana kibbutz (pilgrimage) of Breslov Hasidim to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine.
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps,

Wednesday, August 3, 1803

The British begin the Second Anglo-Maratha War against Sindhia of Gwalior.

Monday, August 3, 1795

Signing of the Treaty of Greenville puts an end to the Northwest Indian War.

Thursday, August 3, 1769

The party of Gaspar de Portolà becomes the first white group to set foot in the area now known as Santa Monica, California.
September ndash Massive droughts in Bengal, which lead to the Bengal famine of 1770 in which ten million people, a third of the population, will die, the worst natural disaster in human history (in terms of lives lost).

Thursday, August 3, 1758

Seven Years' War ndash Battle of Negapatam: Off the coast of India, Admiral Pocock again engages d'Aché's French fleet, this time with more success.

Wednesday, August 3, 1757

August 9 ndash French and Indian War: A French army under Louis-Joseph de Montcalm forces the English to surrender Fort William Henry. The French army's Indian allies slaughter the survivors for unclear reasons.

Monday, July 24, 1553 (Julianian calendar)

Queen Mary I of England arrives in London from East Anglia.

Sunday, July 24, 1530 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Gavinana: Florence is captured by Spanish troops under Prince Philibert. The Piagnon (followers of the memory of Girolamo Savonarola) are overthrown and the Medici are restored, in the person of the Pope's nephew Alessandro de Medici.

Wednesday, July 24, 1527 (Julianian calendar)

The first known letter is sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.

Wednesday, July 25, 1492 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher Columbus sails on his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, intending to reach Asia.

Tuesday, August 2, 449 (Julianian calendar)

Anatolius becomes patriarch of Constantinople.
Maximus II becomes patriarch of Antioch.
October ndash A Roman synod repudiates all the decisions of the Second Council of Ephesus.
The Second Council of Ephesus opens, chaired by Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria. Flavian, patriarch of Constantinople, and Domnus II, patriarch of Antioch, are deposed on August 8.

Friday, August 2, 435 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Theodosius II exiles Nestorius, archbishop of Constantinople, to a monastery in the Libyan desert at the behest of his sister Pulcheria.
Ibas is elected bishop of Edessa. He becomes associated with the growth of Nestorianism and is charge of openly preaching heretical doctrines in public.

Sunday, August 5, 8 (Julianian calendar)

Tincomarus, deposed king of the Atrebates, flees Britain for RomeEppillus becomes king.
Marcus Furius Camillus, Sextus Nonius Quinctilianus, and Lucius Apronius become Roman Consuls.
RomanpoetOvid is banished from Rome and exiled to the Black Sea near Tomis (present-day Constanţa).
Start of Chushi era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
In China, Wang Mang crushes a rebellion by Chai I, and on the winter solstice (which has been dated January 10 of the following year) officially assumes the title emperor, establishing the short-lived Xin Dynasty.Klingaman, William K., "The First Century: Emperors, Gods and Everyman", 1990, p 67
After completing "Metamorphoses", Ovid begins the "Fasti" (Festivals), 6 books that detail the first 6 months of the year and provide valuable insights into the Roman Calendar.
Vipsania Julia is exiled. Lucius Aemilius Paullus and his family are disgraced. Augustus breaks off the engagement of Claudius to Paullus' daughter Aemilia Lepida. An effort is made to betrothe Claudius to Livia Medullina.
Vonones I becomes king of Parthia.
Roman general Tiberius defeats the Illyrians in Dalmatia on the River Bathinus, but the Great Illyrian Revolt continues.
Source: Wikipedia