Once Upon A Time – August 3 – 2017 – Neymar Transfers From FC Barcelona To Paris Saint-Germain For Record €222m

1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the “Indies”

1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)

1914 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France, beginning World War I

1934 Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself “Führer” (leader)

1972 US Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union to limit the use of missile systems capable of defending against missile-delivered nuclear weapons

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1995 CNN en Espanol premieres

TODAY IN SPORT

1949 Basketball Association of America (BAA) & National Basketball League (NBL) merge to form National Basketball Association (NBA), Maurice Podoloff elected head of new league

2017 Brazilian soccer forward Neymar transfers from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record transfer fee of €222 on a 5-year deal

MORE FACTS…

1527 First known letter sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland

1909 MLB umpire Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting in the face of A’s 2nd baseman Eddie Collins who had questioned a call; 2 weeks later Hurst banned for life

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1824 Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher

1932 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill; divorce in 1949

2000 British PM Gordon Brown (49) weds Sarah Jane Macaulay (36) in North Queensferry, Fife

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