1. On August 3, 1900, the first car was registered in Indiana. The vehicle was a Haynes-Apperson model and was registered to Elwood Haynes, one of the inventors of the car.
2. The 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, visited Evansville, Indiana on August 3, 1871, while he was still serving as Vice President.
3. August 3, 1980, was a tragic day in Indiana history as a tornado outbreak struck several cities in northern Indiana, including Elkhart and Goshen. The storms caused widespread damage and claimed the lives of 10 people.
4. The famous Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley was born in Greenfield, Indiana, on August 3, 1849. Riley's best-known works include "Little Orphant Annie" and "The Raggedy Man."
5. On August 3, 1953, a major strike began at the International Harvester plant in Indianapolis. The strike lasted for several months and involved more than 11,000 workers. It resulted in increased wages and improved working conditions for the workers.
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