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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1940

Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passagiersvlucht to the US

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1940

Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cin Reds), commits suicide

Death
1940

Joseph Dorfman, composer

Birth
1940

Lance Alworth, Houston Tx, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys)

Birth
1940

German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters and English and French movies

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1940

Italian troops invade British Somalia

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1940

Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR

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1940

Martin Sheen, [Ramon Estevez], NY, actor (Subject Was Roses, Wall St)

Birth
1940

John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)

Birth
1941

Beverly Lee, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)

Birth
1941

Wayne Hussey, rocker

Birth
1941

Benzine sales limited in US

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1941

Martha Stewart, cookbook author/actress (Those Two)

Birth
1941

Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

Event
1941

German troops conquer Roslavl USSR

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1941

Gas sales limited in US

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1943

Gen Patton slaps a US GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice

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1943

Nazi occupiers attack city Orel, leave it in fire

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1944

Lt-Gen Stilwells troops occupy Myitkyina Burma

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1944

General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter

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1944

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies

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1944

Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma

Event
1944

Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz

Death
1944

Felka Platek, wife of painter Felix Nussbaum, dies in Auschwitz

Death
1944

Tommy Brown, just 16 years and 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers

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