Friday, August 3, 2018

Today is Friday, August 3, the 215th day of 2018. There are 150 days left in the year.

1596 — David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira

1678 — Robert LaSalle builds firstt ship in America, Griffon

1852 — First intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths

1881 — U.S. Nation Lawn Tennis Association removes “Nation” from name

1882 — Congress passes first law restricting immigration

1914 — Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France in WW I

1921 — First aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)

1940 — Lithuanian SSR is accepted into the USSR

1952 — 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki, Finland

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