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

  • 987
    Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
  • 1767
    Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
  • 1767
    Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1866
    Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
  • 1884
    Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.
  • 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?

  • 1685
    Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
  • 1906
    Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
  • 1935
    Harrison Schmitt, American astronaut and politician
  • 1940
    Jerzy Buzek, Prime Minister of Poland
  • 1942
    Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
  • 1956
    Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
  • 1968
    Aku Louhimies, Finnish film director and screenwriter
  • 1972
    Warren Furman, British television personality
  • 1980
    Bostjan Nachbar, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1989
    Godfrey Walusimbi, Ugandan footbller

Who died on July 3?

  • 1570
    Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
  • 1809
    Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • 1908
    Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (b. 1845)
  • 1918
    Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
  • 1954
    Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1965
    Trigger, Roy Rogers’ horse (b. 1932)
  • 1978
    James Daly, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1979
    Louis Durey, French composer (b. 1888)
  • 1993
    Don Drysdale, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)

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