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 - 1919 Black Sox
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1921: Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight so-called "Chicago Black Sox," including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series.


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