3 August is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years). There are 150 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1992: Percy Weasley's O.W.L. results arrive: he receives twelve O.W.L.s. There are nine Ministry raids overnight. Ron, Fred and George rescue Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive with the help of their father's flying car. The Weasleys take Harry to The Burrow.
- 1996: Molly and Arthur Weasley escorts Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron and Ginny Weasley to Diagon Alley to procure their school supplies. They all visited Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger runs into Draco and Narcissa Malfoy at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions. The Trio tails Draco to Borgin and Burkes and eavesdropped on his conversation.