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3 August

8 – Roman Empire – Tiberius defeated Dalmations on the River Bathinus.

881 – France – Battle of Saucourt-en-Vomeu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saucourt-en-Vimeu

924 – England – Athelstan the Glorious became king. http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/saxon_8.htm

1342 – Spain – Battle of Algeciras began (Reconquista). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Algeciras_(1342%E2%80%9344)

1361 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 8.4Mw, epicentre in Nankaido, followed by tsunami.

1601 – Romania – Battle of Guruslău (Long War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gurusl%C4%83u

1645 – Germany – Second Battle of Nördlingen (Thirty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_N%C3%B6rdlingen_(1645)

1795 – USA – Treaty of Greenville signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Greenville

1811 – Switzerland – First ascent of Jungfrau made by Johan Rudolf & Hieronymus Meyer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfrau

1913 – USA – Wheatland Hop Riot, California. http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/30/5606384/wheatland-hop-riots-100th-anniversary.html

1914 – Germany – Declared war on France. http://www.firstworldwar.com/timeline/1914.htm

1936 – Russia – Fire at Kursha-2, Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblaset, 1200 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kursha-2

1943 – Atlantic Ocean – RAF plane missing, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430803-1

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Naper, NE, 28 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440803-1

1945 – Martinique – Pan Am Flight 216 crashed at Port of Spain-Piearco Airport, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450803-1


1946 – USA – Santa Claus Land opened. https://youtu.be/31AQT13o94I http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2014/03/09/park-history-santa-claus-land-holiday-world/

1952 – Finland – XV Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Helsinki. http://www.olympic.org/helsinki-1952-summer-Olympics

1960 – Niger – Independence from France. http://www.mapsofworld.com/niger/independence-day.html

1975 – El Salvador – Fuerza Aérea Nicaragua plane crasehed off Punta Amapala, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19750803-0

1975 – Morocco – Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines plane crashed near Agadir, 188 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19750803-1

1980 – USSR – XXII Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Moscow. http://www.olympic.org/moscow-1980-summer-Olympics

1997 – Algeria – Oued El-Had & Mezouara Massacre, 76 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oued_El-Had_and_Mezouara_massacre

2001 – UK – IRA car bombs detonated in Ealing, London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/3/newsid_2527000/2527065.stm

2005 – Iran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

2010 – Pakistan – Riots in Karachi, 85 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/aug/03/karachi-riots-deaths-Pakistan

York

1585 – George de Kirwan and Thomas de Alasco were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1759 – Trial of Eugene Aram.

1784 – William Asquith alias Sparling and Thomas Knapton were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1789 – John Barker and Hannah Whiteley were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf