11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 3rd August

Here's a note of 11 things that happened this day in history.

1. 881 - Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings

2. 1492 - Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships. The voyage would lead him to what is now known as the Americas

3. 1858 - The source of the Nile river, Lake Victoria was discovered

4. 1867 - Stanley Baldwin, English politician, is born

5. 1914 - World War I: Germany declares war against France

6. 1936 - Jesse Owens wins the 100m gold at the Berlin Olymipcs, the first of his four Olympic golds

7. 1940 - American actor Martin Sheen is born

8. 1963 - The Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool - they had performed
nearly 300 shows at the club since 1961

9. 1971 - Paul McCartney announces formation of Wings

10. 1975 - 500 drown when two river boats collide & sink in China's West River

11. 2005 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com


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