3rd August in history

3rd August in history

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

Did you know that:

• The Street Car Controller was patented by Walter Knight and William Potter on this day in 1897
• The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded on this day in 1900
• Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League born on this day in 1977

// Compiled by Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya Siddiqui

Zoya is a fledgling journalist with a natural penchant for wordsmithery and a soft corner for environment and wildlife. A literature student, she contributes articles on history, environment and latest fads.

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