3rd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 3rd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1958 : Nautilus travelled under North Pole | & more about history on this day in the video… The U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplished the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s 1st nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and travelled almost 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap, to reach the top of the world. It went on to Iceland, and pioneered a new and shorter route from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Europe.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 3rd

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 3rd

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 3rd

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 3rd

1492 ~ Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

1527 ~ The first known letter from North America was sent by John Rut from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

1601 ~ Austria captured Transylvania in the Battle of Goroszló during the Long War.

1678 ~ Robert LaSalle built the Le Griffon, the 1st known ship built on the Great Lakes.

1852 ~ Harvard University won the 1st Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race was also the 1st American intercollegiate athletic event.

1900 ~ The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded.

1914 ~ Germany declared war against France during World War I.

1929 ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti, known as the messianic “World Teacher”, shocked the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him.

1936 ~ Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

1936 ~ A fire wiped out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.

1946 ~ Santa Claus Land, the world’s 1st themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

1958 ~ The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travelled beneath the Arctic ice cap.

1960 ~ Niger gained independence from France.

1977 ~ The TRS-80 computer was announced by Tandy Corporation. It was one of the world’s first mass-produced personal computers. The original TRS-80 notable features were its full-stroke QWERTY keyboard, small size, floating point BASIC programming language, included monitor, and a starting price of US$600 (or equivalent to US$2300 in 2013). TRS-80 commercial (YouTube video)…Tandy TRS 80 TV Commercial (YouTube video)…

2004 ~ The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopened after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

2005 ~ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the President of Iran.

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