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

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

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 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.

Source ABC News
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.
Source EPA
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.

Source NY Times
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.
Source BBC
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.

Source BBC
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 on this day and was crowned the King of France.

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