Historical Events on July 3, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on July 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2013 Egyptian coup d'état: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he did not respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.
1996 British Prime Minister John Major announced the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
1988 United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
1988 The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus.
1979 U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
1973 David Bowie retires his stage persona Ziggy Stardust with the surprise announcement that it is "the last show that we'll ever do" on the last day of the Ziggy Stardust Tour.
1970 The Troubles: The "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1970 Dan-Air Flight 1903 crashes into the Les Agudes mountain in the Montseny Massif near the village of Arbúcies in Catalonia, Spain, killing all 112 people aboard.
1967 The Aden Emergency: The Battle of the Crater in which the British Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders retake the Crater district following the Arab Police mutiny.
1952 The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the United States Congress.
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.
1944 World War II: The Minsk Offensive clears German troops from the city.
1940 World War II: The Royal Navy attacks the French naval squadron in Algeria, to ensure that it will not fall under German control. Of the four French battleships present, one is sunk, two are damaged, and one escapes back to France.
1938 World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).
1938 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
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.
1898 A Spanish squadron, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is defeated by an American squadron under William T. Sampson in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.
1890 Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
1886 Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.
1886 The New-York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
1884 Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.
1866 Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgrätz, enabling Prussia to exclude Austria from German affairs.
1863 American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.
1852 Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco.
1849 France invades the Roman Republic and restores the Papal States.
1848 Governor-General Peter von Scholten emancipates all remaining slaves in the Danish West Indies.
1839 The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.
1819 The Bank for Savings in the City of New-York, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
1778 American Revolutionary War: Iroquois allied to Britain kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
1775 American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1767 Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
1767 Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
1754 French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
1608 Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1035 William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087.
987 Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France until the French Revolution in 1792.
324 Battle of Adrianople: Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
Famous People Born on July 3

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Year Name
1960 Vince Clarke, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
1952 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
1959 Julie Burchill, English journalist and author
1908 M. F. K. Fisher, American author (d. 1992)
1962 Thomas Gibson, American actor and director[12]
1979 Jamie Grove, English cricketer
1945 Michael Cole, American actor
1924 S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (d. 2016)
1943 Judith Durham, Australian folk-pop singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2022)
1962 Scott Borchetta, American record executive and entrepreneur
Famous People Deaths On July 3

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Date Name
2011 Ali Bahar, Bahraini singer and guitarist (b. 1960)
1986 Rudy Vallée, American singer, saxophonist, and actor (b. 1901)
964 Henry I, Frankish nobleman and archbishop
2010 Abu Daoud, Palestinian terrorist, planned the Munich massacre (b. 1937)
2004 Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1929)
1979 Louis Durey, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)
1933 Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian educator and politician, 19th President of Argentina (b. 1852)
1918 Mehmed V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1844)
2001 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1795 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French scholar and author (b. 1714)