THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2017. There are 150 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1921: Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis refused to reinstate the former Chicago White Sox players implicated in the "Black Sox" scandal, despite their acquittals in a jury trial.
IN THE WORLD
1492: Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy is 92. Singer Tony Bennett is 91. Actor Martin Sheen is 77. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lance Alworth is 77. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 76. Movie director John Landis is 67. Actor Jay North (“Dennis the Menace”) is 66. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Marcel Dionne is 66. Actor John C. McGinley is 58. Musician Lee Rocker (The Stray Cats) is 56. Musician Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa) is 46. NFL quarterback Tom Brady is 40. Actress Evangeline Lilly is 38.