August 3: Birth of famous poet, Maithili Sharan Guupta
• 1886: Birth of Maithili Sharan Gupta, Indian poet who was pioneer of khari boli poetry and the author of the first ever epic in Hindi literature.
• 1900: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company was established in Akron, Ohio, on this day in Thirty-one-year-old inventor and entrepreneur Harvey S. Firestone seized on a new way of making carriage tires and began production with only twelve employees. Eight years later, Firestone tires were chosen by Henry Ford for the Model T, and Firestone eventually became a household name.
• 1929: Death of German-born Emil Berliner who dramatically improved the phonograph when he developed the flat gramophone record, which quickly replaced Thomas Edison's recording cylinder. He also developed a method for mass-producing records. Berliner also developed an improved telephone receiver.
• 1958: The world's first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus accomplished the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The USS Nautilus was constructed under the direction of US Navy Captain Hyman G Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the US atomic program in 1946.
• 1996: Leander Paes won a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics when he beat Fernando Meligeni of Brazil, becoming the first Indian to win a medal in an individual event since K Jadhav won a bronze medal for wrestling in 1952.