On this day: August 3

POSTED: 02:07 PM PDT Aug 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 02, 2016 

Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.

OTD August 3 - Tony Bennett
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1926: Singer Tony Bennett is born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens, New York. Some his best known hits include "Because of You," "Rags to Riches" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," which became his signature song.


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