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Today in History for August 3rd

USATODAY.com Monday, 3 August 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born. (Aug. 3)
 
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Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer

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