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 185th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 20, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,719,964,800 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 ‘hectaoctacontapentagon’ day.

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 210 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 4,212 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 3 Historical Events

  • 324
    Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
  • 1767
    Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
  • 1866
    Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1932
    Richard Mellon Scaife, American newspaper publisher
  • 1935
    Harrison Schmitt, American astronaut and politician
  • 1947
    Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
  • 1947
    Betty Buckley, American actress
  • 1958
    Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • 1959
    Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
  • 1962
    Thomas Gibson, American actor
  • 1976
    Andrea Barber, American actress
  • 1980
    Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer
  • 1984
    Nicolas Roche, Irish cyclist

Who died on July 3?

  • 1790
    Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (b. 1736)
  • 1858
    Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • 1933
    Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (b. 1852)
  • 1981
    Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (b. 1920)
  • 1993
    Don Drysdale, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 1995
    Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (b. 1928)
  • 1999
    Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2005
    Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2009
    John A. Keel, American fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)

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