On this day: August 3

POSTED: 3:07 PM Aug 02 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 03 2012

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 - missile
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U.S. Navy

1972: The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which limits the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against missile-delivered nuclear weapons.

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