The 3t o August is the 215t day o the year (216t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 150 days ti come.
- 1460 - At Roxburgh Castle, James II, Keeng o Scots is kilt bi ane o his cannons, cried "The Lion", when it splodes.
- 1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail frae Spain; in sairch o East Asie, he would instead reach the Caribbean.
- 1778 - Inauguration o the La Scala theatre in Milan.
- 1783 - The Asama volcanic eruption in Japan kills 1,000 fowk.
- 1914 - Warld War I: Germany declares war on Fraunce.
- 1936 - Jesse Owens wins the gowd medal in the 100 metres at the 1936 Simmer Olympic Gemmes in Berlin.
- 1958 - Nuclear submarine Nautilus crosses unner the North Pole.
- 1960 - Niger is gien unthirldom frae Fraunce.
- 1978 - The Commonweel Gemmes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canadae, stairt.
- 1980 - The 1980 Simmer Olympics is Moscow end.
- 2004 - The Statue o Liberty reopens tae visitors after the 11 September 2001 terror attacks.
- 2005 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes Preses o Iran.
- 2013 - Hassan Rouhani becomes Preses o Iran.
- 2014 - A yirdquauk in Yunnan, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, kills 617 fowk.
- 2014 - The 2014 Commonweel Gemmes in Glesga end; Scotland finishes the Gemmes wi a record medal total.
- 2019 - A shuitin at a supermercat in El Paso, Texas, tairgetin Hispanic an Latino Americans, kills 20 fowk.
- 2020 - Umwhile King o Spain, Juan Carlos I, leaves the kintra.
- 1770 - Frederick William III o Proushie (d. 1840)
- 1847 - John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess o Aiberdeen an Temair, Scots politeecian (d. 1934)
- 1856 - Alfred Deakin, 2nt Prime Meenister o Australie (d. 1919)
- 1860 - William Kennedy Dickson, Scots inventor (d. 1935)
- 1867 - Stanley Baldwin, Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick (d. 1947)
- 1872 - Haakon VII o Norawa (d. 1957)
- 1887 - Rupert Brooke, Inglis poet (d. 1915)
- 1903 - Habib Bourguiba, 1st Preses o Tunisie (d. 2000)
- 1920 - P. D. James, Inglis writer (d. 2014)
- 1923 - Pape Shenouda III o Alexandria (d. 2012)
- 1926 - Tony Bennett, American sangster
- 1938 - Sir Terry Wogan, Erse-Breetish braidcaster (d. 2016)
- 1940 - Martin Sheen, American actor
- 1941 - Hage Geingob, Preses o Namibie
- 1948 - Jean-Pierre Raffarin, umwhile Prime meenister o Fraunce
- 1953 - Ian Bairnson, Scots muisicker
- 1958 - Peter Eriksson, Swadish politeecian
- 1962 - Maurice Malpas, Scots fitbawer
- 1963 - James Hetfield, American muisicker (Metallica)
- 1977 - Angela Beesley Starling, Inglis internet entrepreneur
- 1977 - Tom Brady, American fitbaw player
- 1979 - Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress
- 1989 - Jules Bianchi, French racin driver (d. 2015)
- 1994 - Declan McManus, Scots fitbawer
- 1994 - Corentin Tolisso, French fitbawer
- 1460 - James II, Keeng o Scots (b. 1430)
- 1573 - William Kirkcaldy o Grange, Scots politeecian an sodger (b. 1520)
- 1880 - Mungo Ponton, Scots inventor (b. 1801)
- 1916 - Roger Casement, Erse activist (b. 1864)
- 1924 - Joseph Conrad, Pols-Breetish writer (b. 1857)
- 1949 - Jessie M. King, Scots illustrator (b. 1875)
- 1954 - Colette, French writer (b. 1873)
- 1977 - Makarios III, Airchbishop an 1st Preses o Cyprus (b. 1913)
- 2008 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Roushie writer (b. 1918)
- 2015 - Robert Conquest, Inglis-American historian an writer (b. 1917)
- 2020 - John Hume, Erse politeecian an Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1937)
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