What Happened on July 3

Historical Events

  • 324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
  • 1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army
  • 1863 Battle of Gettysburg: Largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
  • 1884 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average
  • 1996 British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years
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Did You Know?

Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)

On July 3, 1913

Famous Weddings

  • 1468 Charles the Stout, Duke of Burgundy marries Princess Margaret of York
  • 1920 Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)
  • 1951 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos
  • 1960 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
  • 1992 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

Famous Divorces

  • 1929 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage
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