August 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, August 3, 2017, Camila Cabello released her hit single "Havana"?

August 3rd celebrates Clean Your Floors Day as well as Grab Some Nuts Day.

Today is the 215th day of the year, and there’s only 150 days left of the year.

If today is a special day for you, then you’re going to love to learn all about August 3, including facts about this day, as well as historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 2017, Camila Cabello released her hit single “Havana”? It was hugely successful and would become the best-selling digital single of the following year.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 3rd in history!

What Events Happened On August 3 In History?

2017 Camila Cabello released her hit single “Havana.”

"Havana" reached number one in multiple countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, UK and the US.

2017 Rapper Kidd Creole stabbed a homeless man to death in New York City and was arrested.

2015 President Barack Obama announced his Clean Power Plan to take action on climate change.

OTD in 2015: President Barack Obama announced his Clean Power Plan to take action on climate change.

2008 Morgan Freeman’s car flipped over several times on the highway in Mississippi.

Two days later, he had a four hour operation, where the doctors repaired nerve damage in his shoulder and arm.

2004 The Statue of Liberty pedestal reopened after the 9/11 disaster that occurred in 2001.

2004 NASA’s Messenger probe launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Messenger probe reached Mercury in 2008 and orbited it from 2011 until 2015. During this time, it completely mapped the planet's surface, taking more than 100,000 images within the first year alone. After completing its mission, it used the last drops of its fuel to crash-land into Mercury.

2003 The Anglican Church of American approved a gay bishop.

It was the first time in history that an openly gay bishop was voted to be the head of the church in America. This event shook many religious figures across the globe and caused an uproar in the church.

2001 The Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) was renewed by George W. Bush for an additional five years.

The Act sets out to punish anyone who puts money into Iranian or Libyan petroleum industries to stop these countries using this money to develop weapons or fund terrorist acts.

2001 American coming-of-age teen comedy film “The Princess Diaries” was released.

OTD in 2001: American coming-of-age teen comedy film "The Princess Diaries" was released.
This was Anne Hathaway's first movie and it also starred Julie Andrews.

1998 “No Matter What” by Irish boy band Boyzone was released.

The song topped the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for three weeks.

1994 Tokyo had its hottest day on record, reaching a staggering 102.4°F (39.1°C).

1978 Queen Elizabeth II opened the 11th Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Canada.

1914 Germany declared war on France and sent their first wave of troops to Belgium to start the attack.

OTD in 1914: Germany declared war on France and sent their first wave of troops to Belgium to start the attack.

1859 The American Dental Association was founded in Niagara Falls, New York.

1492 Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

1108 Louis VI had his coronation and was crowned the King of France.

Famous Quotes Said On August 3

Below you’ll find the most popular quotes people have said on August 3rd throughout history.


“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Famous People Born On August 3

If you’re celebrating your birthday today, you share the same birthday with Evangeline Lilly! Check out these other famous people who were born on this day!

1977 Tom Brady

American Football Quaterback

Tom Brady
44 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1979 Evangeline Lilly

Canadian Actress

Evangeline Lilly
42 years old
Born In:
Alberta, Canada
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Special Holidays On August 3

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

August 3: Clean Your Floors Day

Clean Your Floors Day

August 3: National Grab Some Nuts Day

National Grab Some Nuts Day

August 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on August 3 shares the same star sign, Leo.

Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is represented by the lion. Did you know that “Leo” is the Latin word for “lion”?

If you were born in August, Peridot is your assigned birthstone. Peridots are commonly light green in color; however, if the gemstone contains more iron, the green will darken. In general, the darker gem is, the more valuable it becomes.

Anyone born on Aug 3 would likely have been conceived around November 10 in the previous year.

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