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Historical Events of 3 August

1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company were founded.

1903 – Macedonian rebels proclaim the Republic of Krusevo in Krusevo.

1936 – Jesse Owens beats Ralph Metcalfe to win the 100-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics.

1940 – World War II: Italian forces begin the invasion of British Somaliland.

1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States

1948 – Whitaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed after the merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.

1958 – The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the Geographic North Pole.

1959 – Portugal's state police force PID opens fire on striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing more than 50 people.

1960 - Niger gained independence from France.

1972 – The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is ratified by the United States Senate.

1975 – A chartered Boeing 707 crashes on a mountaintop near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.

1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.

1981 – Senegalese opposition parties, led by Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Saxxli Reeve Mi.

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is reopened after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

2005 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is proclaimed President of Iran.

2007 – Raul Ituriaga, former deputy director of the Chilean Secret Police, is captured for kidnapping.

2009 – Eric Emerson Schmidt resigns from Apple to remain at Google.

2010 – Massive riots occur in Karachi, Pakistan following the assassination of a local politician, killing at least 85 people and causing 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

2012 – The Protection of Women at Workplace Against Sexual Harassment Bill, 2010 was passed.

2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.

2016 – Pushpa Kamal Dahal became the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal.

A famous person born on 3 August

1846 - Maithilisharan, an important poet of Gupta, Khari Boli, was born.

1890 - Sriprakash, the famous revolutionary of India and the first High Commissioner to Pakistan, was born.

1916 – Shakeel Badayuni, the Indian lyricist and poet, was born.

1928 – Yashwant Chittal, a leading Kannada fiction writer, was born.

1936 - Channulal Mishra, the famous singer of Thumri, was born.

1984 – Sunil Chhetri, a famous Indian football player who is currently playing for Mohun Bagan AC, was born.

Famous people died on 3 August

1982 - Tribhuvan Narayan Singh, Indian politician and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, died.

1990 – C. M. Punacha, freedom fighter, politician, and former Governor of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, died.

1993 - Swami Chinmayananda, India's famous spiritual thinker and world-famous scholar of Vedanta philosophy, died.