August 3 in history

August 3 events chronologically

8 Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bathinus
435 Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt
881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied
1031 Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey
1342 The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista
1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain
1527 The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland

Top 7 most famous people born on August 3

1867 Stanley Baldwin a British Conservative politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister, he is the only premier to have served under three monarchs
1872 Haakon VII of Norway the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. As one of the few elected monarchs, Haakon quickly won the respect and affection of his people and played a pivotal role in uniting the Norwegian nation in its resistance to the Nazi invasion and subsequent five-year-long occupation of his country during World War II
1926 Tony Bennett an American singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having created works—under the name Anthony Benedetto—that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York
1940 Martin Sheen an American actor who achieved fame with roles in films like Badlands , Apocalypse Now and the alternate history, 1980 science fiction film, The Final Countdown.
1963 James Hetfield the main songwriter, co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and lyricist for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his rhythm playing, but has also performed occasional lead guitar duties both in the studio and live
1977 Tom Brady an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college football for the University of Michigan, he was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft
1985 Sonny Bill Williams a New Zealand rugby player and former heavyweight boxer who has played rugby league and rugby union at the highest levels. He currently plays rugby union for Counties Manukau. He is only the second person to represent New Zealand in rugby union after first playing for the country in rugby league. He is particularly known in both codes for his ability to offload the ball in the tackle and, formerly in rugby league, for his shoulder charges

Top 7 most famous people died on August 3

1916 Roger Casement stripped of his knighthood—was an Irish diplomat, activist, nationalist and poet. Described as the "father of twentieth-century human rights investigations," he was knighted for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru and awarded honours for his report on the Congo. These achievements became overshadowed by his efforts during the Great War to gain German collaboration for an armed uprising in Ireland to gain independence
1924 Joseph Conrad a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature
1929 Thorstein Veblen an American economist and sociologist, and leader of the institutional economics movement. Veblen is credited for the main technical principle employed by institutional economists, known as the Veblenian dichotomy. It is a distinction between what Veblen called "institutions" and "technology". Besides his technical work, Veblen was a popular and witty critic of capitalism, as illustrated by his best-known book The Theory of the Leisure Class
1966 Lenny Bruce an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist.
1968 Konstantin Rokossovsky a Soviet officer of Polish and Belarusian origin who became a Marshal of the Soviet Union, a Marshal of Poland and served as Poland's Defence Minister. He was among the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II, especially renowned for his planning and executing of Operation Bagration, one of the most decisive Red Army successes of the Second World War
2004 Henri Cartier-Bresson a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was the master of candid photography and an early user of 35 mm film. He helped develop the street photography or life reportage style, and coined the term, The Decisive Moment, that has inspired generations of photographers ever since
2008 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were long suppressed in the USSR, he wrote many books, most notably The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, August 1914 and Cancer Ward. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union