Daily Calendar for Thursday, August 3, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, August 3, 2023


  • John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon (Canadian governor general) –
  • John T. Scopes (fined $100 in 1925 for teaching evolution” in Tennessee”) –
  • Tony Bennett (singer) –
  • Martin Sheen (actor) –
  • Martha Stewart (homemaking guru) –
  • John C. McGinley (actor) –
  • Tom Brady (football player) –
  • Evangeline Lilly (actress) –


  • Joseph Conrad (writer) –
  • Flannery O'Connor (author) –
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) –


  • Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain with NiΓ±a, Pinta, and Santa Maria, in search of a western sea route to Asia–
  • First intercollegiate boat race–
  • American Canoe Association formed, Lake George, New York–
  • Distinguished Flying Cross for William Bishop announced–
  • At 2:47 A.M., Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president by his father at Vermont homestead–
  • The first okapi imported into U.S. went on display, Bronx Zoo, N.Y.C.–
  • National Basketball Association formed from merger–
  • Tom Yawkey inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame–
  • 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.–


  • Philadelphia, PA, received 5.84 inches of rain within two hours–
  • Warsaw, Indiana, received 6.25 inches of rain–
  • Hail in Fort Collins, Colorado, injured locked-out workers after lightning triggered fire alarm–
  • 115 degrees F, Fort Smith, Arkansas–

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