About July 3

July 3, 2021 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.

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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 213 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.
  • 1767
    Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
  • 1819
    The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
  • 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
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • 1944
    World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 1979
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
  • 1988
    United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
  • 2005
    Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.

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