Today in History - August 3


1108 - Louis VI, named "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
1492 - All Jews are expelled from Spain
1645 - French defeat Bavarians at Battle of Allersheim
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon publishes " Declaration of People of Virginia"
1678 - Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1692 - Battle at Steenkerke - French beat English/Dutch army
1778 - Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1852 - 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1855 - Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1863 - Saratoga Racetrack, New York, opens
1880 - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George, New York
1882 - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1914 - World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms
1914 - Great Britain declares war on Germany
1914 - Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France [World War I]
1914 - 1st seaworthy ship through Panama Canal
1923 - Following the death of President Harding all Baseball games cancelled
1925 - Last U.S. troops leave Nicaragua
1926 - Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
1940 - Lithuanian SSR is accepted into U.S.S.R.
1943 - Nazi occupiers attack city Orel, leave it in fire
1955 - Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
1958 - USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
1960 - Niger gains independence from France
1966 - South African government bans Beatle records
1968 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 - Bomb attack on Madras India Airport, 32 killed
1990 - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
1991 - Pan Am games open in Havana
1992 - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/Movie lot
1995 - CNN en Espanol premiers
2011 - A skull believed to be 20-million years old found in Uganda - the skull looks like a tree-climbing ape

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