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Calendar for August 3rd, 2013

1490s

  • 1492: Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain with Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria, in search of a western sea route to Asia

  • 1850s

  • 1852: First intercollegiate boat race

  • 1880s

  • 1880: American Canoe Association formed, Lake George, New York

  • 1900s

  • Born 1900: John T. Scopes (fined $100 in 1925 for "teaching evolution" in Tennessee)

  • 1910s

  • 1918: Distinguished Flying Cross for William Bishop announced

  • 1920s

  • 1923: At 2:47 A.M., Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president by his father at Vermont homestead

  • Died 1924: Joseph Conrad (writer)

  • Born 1926: Tony Bennett (singer)

  • 1930s

  • 1937: The first okapi imported into U.S. went on display, Bronx Zoo, N.Y.C.

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Martin Sheen (actor)

  • Born 1941: Martha Stewart (homemaking guru)

  • 1949: National Basketball Association formed from merger

  • 1950s

  • Born 1959: John C. McGinley (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1964: Flannery O'Connor (author)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1977: Tom Brady (football player)

  • Born 1979: Evangeline Lilly (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1980: Tom Yawkey inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1988: Lightning evidently triggered the fire alarm in an office building near Fort Collins, Colorado, which caused the inhabitants to evacuate - without their keys. While locked out, 16 were injured, most by the marble-size hail and wind gusts produced by the thunderstorm.

  • 2000s

  • Died 2006: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)


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