(Saturday, August 3, 1974) — “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” by Steely Dan peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, August 3, 1974) — “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the British group’s sixth of six top ten hits in the U.S. (1966-1974).
Video: 'The Great War - S01E02 - For Such a Stupid Reason Too' (Aug. 3, 1914, at 33:33, Germany declares war on France at 35:47)
(Monday, August 3, 1914, afternoon local time; during World War I) — Two days after declaring war on Russia, Germany declared war on France and prepared moved into Belgium today, moving ahead with a long-held strategy, conceived by the former chief of staff of the German army, Alfred von Schlieffen, for a two-front war against France and Russia.