What happened this day in history July 3

What are the important events that happened on July 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 3 is the 184th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 20, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,625,270,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontatetragon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 213 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,116 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 3 Historical Events

  • 1608
    Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1848
    Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
  • 1886
    The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
  • 1979
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
  • 1988
    The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
  • 1988
    United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
  • 1994
    The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1906
    George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
  • 1906
    Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
  • 1908
    M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1947
    Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
  • 1949
    Jan Smithers, American actress
  • 1958
    Aaron Tippin, American singer
  • 1971
    Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist
  • 1972
    Warren Furman, British television personality
  • 1978
    Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner
  • 1980
    Melisa Young, American Rapper (“Kid Sister”)

Who died on July 3?

  • 1749
    William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1809
    Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • 1935
    André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1954
    Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1957
    Dolf Luque, baseball player (b. 1890)
  • 1986
    Rudy Vallee, American singer (b. 1901)
  • 1993
    Don Drysdale, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 1997
    Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Mexican drug lord and leader of the Juárez Cartel (b. 1956)
  • 2003
    Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)

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