About July 3

July 3, 2022 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.

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Cancer is the sun 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.

What Happened On July 3

  • 324
    Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
  • 987
    Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1819
    The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
  • 1852
    Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
  • 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.
  • 1884
    Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
  • 1886
    The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
  • 1890
    Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
  • 1913
    Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett’s Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
  • 1938
    World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
  • 1970
    A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.

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