About July 3

July 3, 2020 is the 185th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 224 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.
  • 1608
    Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
  • 1819
    The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
  • 1839
    The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1848
    Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans.
  • 1852
    Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
  • 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.
  • 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
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
  • 2006
    Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

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