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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 20, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,656,806,400 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 203 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 3,481 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 3 Historical Events
French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
World War II: the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kébir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon (d. 1951)
M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
Richard Mellon Scaife, American newspaper publisher
Johnny Lee, American country-and-western singer
Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
Emma Cunniffe, British actress
Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
Manny Lawson, American football player
Who died on July 3?
Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
Theodor Herzl, Austrian Zionist (b. 1860)
Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (b. 1852)
Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (b. 1942)
Louis Durey, French composer (b. 1888)
Rudy Vallee, American singer (b. 1901)
Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1929)
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