August 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 3



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

Today is the 216th day of the year, and there are only 150 days remaining in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about August 3rd in history!


What memorable events happened on August 3 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Camila Cabello released her hit single “Havana.”

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


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


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.


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.


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


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

The Messenger probe reached Mercury in 2008 and orbited it from 2011 until 2015. It completely mapped the planet’s surface during this time, taking over 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.


The Anglican Church of America 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.


George W. Bush renewed the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) 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 from using this money to develop weapons or fund terrorist acts.


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 starred Julie Andrews.


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

Famous Births

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!


Tom Brady


Football Quaterback

Tom Brady


46 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Martha Stewart



Martha Stewart


82 years old

Born In:

New Jersey, USA


Karlie Kloss


Fashion Model

Karlie Kloss


31 years old

Born In:

Illinois, USA


Evangeline Lilly



Evangeline Lilly


44 years old

Born In:

Alberta, Canada


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

Marilyn Monroe

American Actress

Special Holidays

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: National Grab Some Nuts Day
United States

National Grab Some Nuts Day

Before you go around getting yourself in trouble, National Grab Some Nuts Day is all about picking up some peanuts, pecans, or walnuts and snacking on them! The best part about today is that the choice of nuts is completely yours!

August 3: Clean Your Floors Day
United States

Clean Your Floors Day

Some people are so good at keeping on top of their cleaning that their houses are spotless 24/7. And then there’s the rest of us. Clean Your Floors Day is a much-needed reminder that our floors need a proper clean once in a while. But please don’t wait until next August to do it again!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

There is a liquid that you can breathe in called perfluorohexane. Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning.

Birthday & Zodiac

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.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around April 26, 2025.

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