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August 3rd In Pop Culture History

1492 - Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain towards, he expected, Asia.

1769 - The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California were discovered.

1852 - Harvard University won the first Boat Race against Yale University. The race was the first American intercollegiate athletic event

1900 - The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded.

1926 - The first traffic lights in Great Britain were installed at Piccadilly Circus.

1936 - Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, beating 'the world's fastest man' Ralph Metcalfe at the Berlin Olympics.

1946 - Santa Claus Land, the first modern themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

1958 - The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus traveled under the Arctic ice cap.

1963 - #1 Hit August 3, 1963 - August 9, 1963: The Tymes - So Much in Love

1968 - #1 Hit August 3, 1968 - August 16, 1968: The Doors - Hello, I Love You

1977 - Tandy Corporation announced the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers. The basic model originally shipped with 4 KB of RAM.

1985 - #1 Hit August 3, 1985 - August 23, 1985: Tears for Fears - Shout

1996 - #1 Hit August 3, 1996 - November 8, 1996: Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

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Isaiah Washington (1963)
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Jay North (1953)
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Tom Brady (1977)
James Hetfield (1963)
Evangeline Lilly (1979)
John C. McGinley (1959)
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