03 August

1778 : Inauguration of La Scala in Milan

On August 3, 1778, La Scala in Milan was opened with an opera by Antonio Salieri. It gained its glory in large part thanks to Verdi who played several of his operas there and to its famous conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti.

1914 : Germany and France declare war to each other

On August 3, 1914, two days after declaring war on Russia, Germany decided to attack France. France, as an ally of Russia and attacked nation, also replied by its own declaration of war.

1958 : The Nautilus traveled under the North Pole

On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus passed under the North Pole on his journey from Alaska to Iceland.

1975 : Plane crash in Morocco

On August 3, 1975, a Boeing 707 chartered by the Royal Air Morocco, from Paris to Agadir, crashed into the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, two minutes before landing. The 188 passengers and crew were killed.

2004 : Reopening of the Statue of Liberty

On August 3, 2004, the Statue of Liberty was reopened to visitors for the first time since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Independence Day in Niger
August 3, is Independence Day in Niger, which commemorates its independence gained against France on 3 August 1960.

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Arturo Toscanini
When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.

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Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1935-1937) (1867)
Dolores del Ro, Mexican actress (1905)
P. D. James, English novelist (1920)
Jean Hagen, American actress (1923)
Ccile Aubry, French actress (1928)
Martin Sheen, American actor (1940)
Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French politician (1948)
John Landis, American director (1950)
Lambert Wilson, French actor (1958)
James Hetfield, American musician (Metallica) (1963)
Isaiah Washington, American actor (1963)
Mathieu Kassovitz, French director, actor, screenwriter, producer (1967)
Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones) (1970)
Oscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist (1977)
Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress (1979)
Christophe Willem, French singer (1983)
Charlotte Casiraghi, Daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco (1986)

Ils nous ont quitt un 03 August

Eugne Sue, French writer (1857)
Joseph Conrad, English writer (1924)
Colette, French writer (1954)
Flannery O'Connor, American writer (1964)
Ida Lupino, English actress (1995)
Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer (2004)
John Gardner , English writer (2007)
Alexandre Soljenitsyne, Russian writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (2008)

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Remove resin from a car

When you leave your car under pines, you can have resin on the vehicle. To make it go away, you can use white vinegar and scrub with a cloth. Meths is also effective but is neither as green nor as harmless.


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