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August 3, 1565 Laudonniere witnessed the arrival of Sir John Hawkins, an English privateer. Having successfully completed a mission of selling slaves to the Spanish, Hawkins agrees to sell Laudonniere a ship.
  Rene Goulaine De Laudonniere
August 3, 1756 Royal order issued for Governor Reynolds to return to England and answer for his conduct
August 3, 1796 Point Peter (sometimes spelled Pointe Petre) is completed, St. Mary's, Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
August 3, 1836 Governor William Schley hires Abbott Hall Brisbane to study possible routes between the Chattahoochee River and Chattanooga for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  William Schley
August 3, 1910 Georgia ratifies the 16th Amendment to the Constitution
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
August 3, 1963 Dean Rusk signs the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in Moscow.
  Dean Rusk
August 3, 1964 Flannery O'Connor died, Baldwin County Hospital, Milledgeville, from complications resulting from lupus.
  Baldwin County, Georgia
  Flannery O'Connor
August 3, 1997 Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro (1966-1983, 1987) is inducted into the Baseball Hame of Fame, Cooperstown, New York as a player, winning 80.34% of the vote (380 votes on 473 ballots). He is most noted for his knuckleball.
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
August 3, 2007 Former U. S. Senator Sam Nunn met with a group of moderates in New York City to discuss the possibility of forming a third party with a moderate candidate.
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