Today in History for August 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born. (Aug. 3)

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Christopher Columbus statue removed in Chicago overnight operation | AFP

Small groups of people gather around the area where a statue of Christopher Columbus is wrapped and removed in Chicago. “It feels great seeing the statue come down” one witness said.

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Two Columbus statues removed from Chicago parks

Two statues of Christopher Columbus that stood in Chicago parks have been taken down at the direction of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a week after protesters trying to topple one of the monuments to the Italian explorer clashed with police. (July 24)

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Columbus statue removed from California Capitol

Crews were removing a statue of Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella from the California state Capitol on Tuesday. (July 7)

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Here’s the latest for Sunday, July 5: Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore; India sees another record jump in coronavirus cases; Rio’s Catholic church reopens for mass; baby Hawksbill turtles born on nearly empty Thailand beaches. (July 5)

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Columbus statue toppled by protesters in Baltimore

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor Saturday night. Video captured by reporter Louis Krauss of The Baltimore Brew shows the moment the statue came down. (July 5)

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Christopher Columbus statue removed from CT square

Christopher Columbus statue removed from CT square

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Police guarding NYC Columbus statues

Police have set up barricades and are guarding statues of Christopher Columbus in New York City. (June 19)

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Richmond protesters down third Confederate statue

Demonstrators in Richmond tore down another Confederate statue Tuesday night, news outlets reported. It honored a Civil War artillery unit. Protesters have torn two other confederate statues and one of Christopher Columbus in recent weeks. (June 17)

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Christopher Columbus statue removed in St. Louis

A statue of Christopher Columbus that stood in a St. Louis park for more than 130 years has been removed amid a growing national outcry against monuments to the 15th century explorer (June 16)

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Cuomo expresses support for Columbus statue

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he supports a statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan. Statues of the colonizer have been targeted across the U.S. in recent days. (June 11)

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Christopher Columbus statue beheaded in Boston | AFP

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston has been beheaded, as calls to remove sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers sweep America on the back of anti-racism protests.

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Columbus statue torn down at Minn. State Capitol

Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus Wednesday outside the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota. (June 10)

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Richmond Columbus statue toppled & thrown in lake

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Richmond, Virginia was torn down by demonstrators, set on fire and then thrown into a lake. Protesters spoke of the struggles of Native Americans, saying they began with Columbus. (June 10)

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Columbus ship replicas arrive in Mississippi

Replicas of the Christopher Columbus ships Niña and Pinta have sailed into a Biloxi harbor in Mississippi. About a dozen spectators lined a pier as the ships arrived. (Feb. 20)

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Columbus statue vandalized in San Francisco

Several statues of Christopher Columbus, including one in San Francisco, were vandalized with red paint. The US holiday named for the explorer was celebrated on Monday. (Oct. 14)

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Today in History for August 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born. (Aug. 3)

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Today in History for August 3rd

(3 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born. (Aug. 3)

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Military parade in Madrid on National Day

An annual military parade is being held in the Spanish capital to celebrate National Day, which commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World on October 12, 1492.

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