Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 3rd of August 2019:
31st calendar week, 215th day of the year
150 days left until the end of the year
Astrological sign Leo
Nameday: Benno, Burchard, Lydia
2017 - Former boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko finishes his career.
2014 - In Iraq, the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) conquers the main settlement area of the Yazidis. Many of them are killed. The advance triggers a mass escape.
2009 - Somali pirates release the German container ship «Hansa Stavanger» off the coast of Somalia. According to their information, they have received about $ 2.7 million. The ship was abducted on 4 April.
2004 - According to the judgment of the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, the expulsion of EU offenders who have committed delays is only possible under strict conditions.
2002 - Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) categorically excludes German participation in a possible Iraq war. There is a deterioration in German-American relations.
2001 - The Berne Wankdorf Stadium, in which Germany won the FIFA World Cup title in 1954 in the final against Hungary, is blown up. It should make room for a new building.
1941 - The Münster Bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen describes in a sermon the mass murder of the mentally ill as ordered by the NSDAP as the "murder of innocents".
1914 - The German Reich declares war on France. German troops march into Belgium.
1804 - The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and the French botanist Aimé Bonpland return from more than five years of research from Central and South America.
1989 - Jules Bianchi, French Formula 1 racer, died in 2014 as a result of his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix
1984 - Kollegah (35), German rapper («Alphagene»)
1949 - Fritz Egner (70), German moderator (advice "Dingsda")
1934 - Jonas Savimbi, Angolan politician and rebel leader, died in 2002 fighting with Angolan government forces
1924 - Leon Uris, American writer («Exodus»), died 2003
2009 - Hans Mayr, German Trade Unionist (SPD), IG Metall Chairman 1983-1986, b. 1921
1954 - Colette, French writer (novel «Gigi»), born. 1873