August 3 in history:
In 14-hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. It was on August 3rd that year, when Christopher Columbus left a Spanish port on his mission to reach Asia by crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Many other people left Spain on that same day in 1492…not by choice. The last of the Jews living in Spain left that country on August 3rd, under orders from the king and queen.
His father was from Spain, his mother was from Ireland. His real name is Ramon Estevez, but you know him better as Martin Sheen, the patriarch of an acting family that includes Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen. Martin Sheen was born in Ohio on this date in 1940.