August 3 – On This Day In History

3 August

What happened today in history?

 

Who was born today?

  • 1803 – Joseph Paxton – British gardener, architect and designer of The Crystal Palace.
  • 1867 – Stanley Baldwin – Prime Minister of England.
  • 1887 – Rupert Brooke – English poet.
  • 1920 – P.D. James – English author.
  • 1938 – Terry Wogan – Irish broadcaster and presenter.
  • 1940 – Martin Sheen – American actor (The West Wing).
  • 1977 – Tom Brady – American football player.

 

Who died today?

  • 1792 – Richard Arkwright – English inventor and entrepreneur.
  • 1924 – Jospeh Conrad – Polish/English author (Heart of Darkness).
  • 1954 – Colette – French writer.

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