Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 3

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This is a list of selected August 3 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 3, 2018 featured article or the August 3, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Niger (1960); unreferenced section
Flag Day in Venezuela unreferenced section
435Nestorius, the originator of Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt. refimprove section
1645 – France and the Holy Roman Empire fought in the Second Battle of Nördlingen. needs more footnotes
1795 – The United States signed the Treaty of Greenville with the Western Confederacy coalition of Native Americans, ending the Northwest Indian War. unreferenced section
1811 – A climbing team led by the Meyer brothers from Aarau became the first to reach the summit of the Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps. refimprove section
1852 – The inaugural Harvard–Yale Regatta—the first intercollegiate sports event in the United States—was held on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. unreferenced section
1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, a pioneer in the mass production of automobile tires, was founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio, U.S. unreferenced section
1916Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was hanged at London's Pentonville Prison for treason for his role in the Easter Rising, a rebellion to win Irish independence from Britain. refimprove sections
1936African American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Summer Olympics, dashing Nazi leaders' hopes of Aryan domination. refimprove section
1948 – Before the House Un-American Activities Committee of the United States House of Representatives, former spy turned government informer Whittaker Chambers accused US State Department official Alger Hiss of being a communist and a Soviet spy. lots of CN tags
1949 – The Basketball Association of America agreed to merge with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association. unreferenced section
1960Niger officially gained independence from France as part of the decolonization of the French Community. unreferenced section
1961 – Canada's New Democratic Party was founded with the merger of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and organised labour. refimprove section
2005President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya was overthrown in a military coup while he was attending the funeral of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. unreferenced section


August 3

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Empress Dowager Cao (d. 925) · Hamilton Fish (b. 1808) · Dolores del Río (b. 1904)

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