On This Day — August 3rd
August 3rd is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year.
1857 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: An eight-day siege of a fortified outbuilding occupied by 68 people by a force of over 10,000 ended when a relief party dispersed the besieging forces.
1903 – Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaimed a republic, which existed for only ten days before Ottoman forces destroyed the town.
1913 – A strike in Wheatland, California, orchestrated by agricultural workers degenerated into a riot, becoming one of the first major farm labor confrontations in California.
1936 – African American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Summer Olympics, dashing Nazi leaders’ hopes of Aryan domination at the Olympics.
2005 – President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya was overthrown in a military coup while he was attending the funeral of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
Legendary Actor Martin Sheen turns 78
Metallica’s James Hetfield turns 55
Legendary Athlete Tom Brady turns 41
Lost Actress Evangeline Lilly turns 39
Model Karlie Kloss turns 25