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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1915

Sal Santen, Dutch writer

Birth
1916

Roger Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916), executed 51

Death
1917

Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)

Birth
1918

James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion and the Fox)

Birth
1918

Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41

Death
1920

Maria Karnilova, Hartford Ct, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible)

Birth
1920

Phyllis D "P D" James, English thriller writer (Innocent Blood)

Birth
1920

P D James, mystery writer (Cover Her Face)

Birth
1921

Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)

Birth
1921

Alec Wyton, composer

Birth
1921

Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow and Heart)

Birth
1921

Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)

Birth
1921

1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)

Event
1921

Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball

Event
1923

VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president

Event
1923

Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)

Birth
1923

Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet

Birth
1923

Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding

Event
1924

Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist

Event
1924

Leon Uris, Baltimore, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry)

Birth
1924

Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)

Birth
1924

Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Death
1925

Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)

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1925

William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies

Death
1926

Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus

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