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    History in 3rd Aug

  • Nautilus reaches North Pole

    The U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus reaches the North Pole.
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  • Donner Party encounters first delay

    The Donner Party encounters its first delay on the Oregon Trail.
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  • NBA born

    The National Basketball Association is created as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) merge. The most popular basketball league in the world, the NBA has 30 teams in the United States and Canada. 

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  • Coolidge takes oath of office

    Vice President Calvin Coolidge takes the presidential oath of office in Plymouth, Vermont. His father, a notary public, administered the oath-of-office in their parlor after receiving word of President Harding's death in San Francisco.

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