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 - Clear and Present Danger
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1994: The movie "Clear and Present Danger," starring Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe, opens in theaters. The movie, based on Tom Clancy's book of the same name, would debut at No. 1 at the box office and end up making $215 million worldwide.


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