August 03: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 3, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 215th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 3rd. After President Harding died in 1923, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president. The National Basketball Association was founded in 1949. For the first time since 9/11, the Statue of Liberty reopened to the public in 2004.

Leo is the zodiac sign for August 3rd. On August 3rd, Tom Brady, Martha Stewart, and Ryan Lochte were born. National Georgia Day, National Watermelon Day, and International Beer Day are all celebrated on this day.


Happy Birthday! (August 03, 1770)
Frederick William III of Prussia. photo source:


(August 03, 1936)
Jesse Owens wins the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics, defeating Ralph Metcalfe.

(August 03, 1946)
The world's first themed amusement park, Santa Claus Land, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

(August 03, 1960)
Niger declares its independence from France.

(August 03, 1977)
The TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers, is announced by Tandy Corporation.


(August 03, 1997)
Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, the tallest free-standing skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere, opens after two and a half years of construction.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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