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 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

  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1849
    The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1886
    The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1442
    Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
  • 1875
    Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon (d. 1951)
  • 1908
    M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
  • 1932
    Richard Mellon Scaife, American newspaper publisher
  • 1946
    Johnny Lee, American country-and-western singer
  • 1958
    Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • 1970
    Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Emma Cunniffe, British actress
  • 1984
    Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
  • 1984
    Manny Lawson, American football player

Who died on July 3?

  • 1570
    Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
  • 1809
    Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • 1863
    George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
  • 1904
    Theodor Herzl, Austrian Zionist (b. 1860)
  • 1933
    Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (b. 1852)
  • 1942
    Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
  • 1969
    Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (b. 1942)
  • 1979
    Louis Durey, French composer (b. 1888)
  • 1986
    Rudy Vallee, American singer (b. 1901)
  • 2004
    Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1929)

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