About August 3rd: My Birthday & This Day in History

Since it's my birthday tomorrow, I figured why not. There are a lot more people and a lot more events on August 3rd but I just picked a handful to put here.

Chapter 1

August 3rd

-August 3 is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events:

-881 – Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.
-1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
-1914 – World War I: Germany declares war against France.
-Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.
-1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer.
-1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.
-2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.


Other People Born on August 3rd:

-1491 – Maria of J/ü/lich-Berg, Mother of Anne of Cleves
-1872 – King Haakon VII of Norway
-1900 – Ernie Pyle, American war correspondent
-1926 – Tony Bennett, American singer
-1959 – Martin Atkins, English drummer (Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Killing Joke)
-1963 – James Hetfield, American vocalist and guitarist (Metallica)
-1984 – Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
-1990- me

Deaths:
(I only included these because of these specific people)

-1460 – King James II of Scotland
-1879 – Joseph Severn, English painter
-1924 – Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer
1964 – Flannery O'Connor, American writer
-2008 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer

August 3rd is the Independence Day in the country of Niger, celebrating its independence from France in 1960.

I am a Leo, born in 1990 - the year of the Horse.
I was born at 11:40 a.m. on a Friday.
It was 91.9 degrees (Fahrenheit) that day.
I was born in Salem, Massachusetts.
My mother and father had both turned 20 years old before I was born that year.
The #1 song in the US was Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love".
In the UK, the #1 song was Partners In Kryme's "Turtle Power".

Now I can't think of anything else to add. Going to spend the day with my mother and then a few friends. Happy Friday everyone!


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