On This Day In History, 3 August

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World Events Today

  • At the beginning of World War I, Germany invaded Belgium and declared war on France today in 1914
  • USS Nautilus, the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine, was the first to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole today in 1958
  • Tandy’s TRS-80 Micro Computer System was launched today in 1977, it was one of the earliest mass-produced home computers, over 100,000 were sold

Entertainment Events Today

  • The British rock band the Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool today in 1963
  • Unforgiven, the Western movie produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the movie, premiered today in 1992 at the Mann Bruin Theater in Los Angeles
  • No Matter What, the hit single by Boyzone, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, was released today in 1998

Family Events Today

  • The American industrialist Elisha Graves Otis, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, was born today in 1811 in Vermont
  • Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez, better known as the American actor Martin Sheen who starred in Apocalypse Now, was born today in 1940 in Ohio
  • The American musician James Hetfield, co-founder and the main songwriter of the American heavy metal band Metallica, was born today in 1963 in California

Main Event Today

  • The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, was inaugurated today in 1778, it is still considered one of the best opera and ballet theaters in the world

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Grab Some Nuts Day

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