August 03, 2015
Today is 215th day of the year
151 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1801 - "Joseph Paxton, English architect"
  • 1867 - "Stanley Baldwin, British statesman"
  • 1920 - "PD James, Author"
  • 1926 - "Tony Bennett, American singer"
  • 1938 - "Terry Wogan, Broadcaster"
  • 1940 - "Martin Sheen, American film actor"
  • 1953 - "Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer"
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events today

  • 1777 - The La Scala Opera House in Milan was opened
  • 1858 - "The source of the Nile river, Lake Victoria, was discovered"
  • 1907 - A Royal decree in Portugal made Sunday a day of rest
  • 1914 - The first ship passed through the new Panama Canal
  • 1926 - Britains first traffic lights were set up in Piccadilly Circus
  • 1958 - The nuclear powered submarine Nautilus passed under the North Pole
  • 1967 - "A report blamed the National Coal Board for the Aberfan disaster, Wales"
  • 1983 - British Rail announced plans to close 114 miles of track
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