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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1985

"Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ

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1985

Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed

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1986

Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87

Death
1986

Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame

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1986

Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am

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1986

Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102

Death
1986

Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41

Death
1987

Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose

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1987

Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound and is ejected

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1987

Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26

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1987

Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)

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1988

Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC

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1989

Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river

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1989

5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)

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1989

Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

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1989

Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning

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1990

For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0

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1990

98.8øF (37.1øC) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)

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1990

NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats

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1990

Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion

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1990

"Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs

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1990

Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79

Death
1990

US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions

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1991

Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian

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1991

Pan Am games open in Havana

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