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Notable Historical Events for August 3rd

1492Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with 3 ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

1934Adolf Hitler merges the offices of chancellor and president, declaring himself 'Führer ' (leader).

1997Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

1900Firestone Tire & Rubber Company founded.

1997Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO

1923VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

1941Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

8Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.

2008Morgan Freeman is injured in an automobile accident near Ruleville, Mississippi, when his car flipped over several times on the highway

1989Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

August 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 3rd

1963James Hetfield, Downey California, heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless)

1941Martha Stewart, New Jersey, business magnate and TV personality, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

1951Marcel Dionne, Drummondville Quebec, NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers)

1977Tom Brady, San Mateo California, American football player (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

August 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 3rd

1824Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher

2000British PM Gordon Brown (49) weds Sarah Jane Macaulay (36) in North Queensferry, Fife

August 3rd Weddings
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Notable Divorces on August 3rd

2012Music legend Stevie Wonder (63) divorces fashion designer Kai Millard Morris due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

1979Professional boxer George Foreman (30) divorces Cynthia Lewis after more than a year of marriage

August 3rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 3rd

1954Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

2004Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer, dies at 95

1924Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

2008Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, dies at 89

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