On This Day 3 August

Important Days

Important Events

1795 – Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.

1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.

1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1886 – Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)

1916 – Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)

1939 – Apoorva Sengupta, Indian general and cricketer

1956 – Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach

1960 – Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer

1984 – Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2015 – Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)


2015 – Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)


2015 – Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)


2015 – Johanna Quandt, German businesswoman (b. 1926)


2015 – Jef Murray, Australian artist and author (b. 1960)