August 3 in Pop Culture History

03August 3 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 TymesSo Much in Love

1968 – #1 Hit August 3, 1968 – August 16, 1968: The DoorsHello, 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 FearsShout

1996 – #1 Hit August 3, 1996 – November 8, 1996: Los Del RioMacarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

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