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This Day in History for August 3 – NBA Formed and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1949 – The National Basketball Association is formed (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (More info)

1981 – US air traffic controllers go on strike, resulting in more than 11,000 firings (More info)

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