Historical Events on July 3

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Victory in battleVictory in Battle

324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 683 St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 987 Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks
  • 1090 Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II

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1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army

1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin
1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria
  • 1250 Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
  • 1428 Treaty of Delft between Jacoba of Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy

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1608 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1630 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament

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1661 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1720 Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty

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1754 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 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 (first edition published this date).
  • 1775 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
  • 1778 British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa
  • 1778 Prussia declares war on Austria
  • 1806 Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
  • 1814 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
  • 1816 French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
  • 1819 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
  • 1839 1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students
  • 1841 John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
  • 1844 The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1848 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
  • 1849 The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1852 Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
  • 1861 Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
  • 1861 Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY
  • 1861 Martinsburg, VA - Confederate forces pull out before US advance
  • 1863 Battle of Donaldsonville, LA
  • 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
  • 1864 Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9]
  • 1864 Harpers Ferry, WV - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance

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1871 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • 1876 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • 1883 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
  • 1884 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average
  • 1886 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine

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1886 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1890 Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
  • 1890 King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
  • 1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
  • 1898 American troops captured deserted Wake Island
  • 1898 Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
  • 1898 Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1898 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • 1900 Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia
  • 1900 The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war

Sport awardTennis Open

1901 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1901 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
  • 1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
  • 1905 Kuyper government forms in Holland
  • 1905 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1907 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • 1908 25th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Morton (6-4 6-4)
  • 1908 32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
  • 1909 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
  • 1909 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)

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1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
  • 1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
  • 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.
  • 1915 After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations
  • 1916 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
  • 1917 Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd
  • 1918 SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament
  • 1920 40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
  • 1920 Java Technical School Bandung opens
  • 1920 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
  • 1920 33rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers (6-3 6-0)
  • 1923 Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
  • 1925 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • 1926 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
  • 1926 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • 1927 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)

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1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1929 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • 1930 US Veterans Administration created
  • 1931 51st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
  • 1931 Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1931 44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
  • 1932 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • 1932 John McGraw retires from baseball
  • 1934 FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL
  • 1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
  • 1936 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)

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1938 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1939 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1940 ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
  • 1940 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
  • 1940 German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
  • 1942 German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea
  • 1942 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine
  • 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628
  • 1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
  • 1944 US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
  • 1946 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • 1946 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • 1947 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
  • 1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • 1947 Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
  • 1948 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
  • 1948 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
  • 1950 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
  • 1950 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 1952 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
  • 1953 67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)
  • 1954 "Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 performances
  • 1954 61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
  • 1954 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • 1954 Food rationing ends in Britain
  • 1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
  • 1959 73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • 1959 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 1962 Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
  • 1963 In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
  • 1964 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
  • 1965 72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno (6-4 7-5)
  • 1965 Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
  • 1965 USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact
  • 1965 Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act
  • 1966 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • 1966 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • 1966 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska
  • 1967 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
  • 1968 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
  • 1968 Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
  • 1968 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
  • 1970 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • 1970 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • 1970 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • 1970 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 1970 The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • 1971 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Stan Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
  • 1972 Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)
  • 1972 The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
  • 1973 Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
  • 1973 General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA
  • 1974 Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
  • 1974 Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
  • 1974 Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
  • 1976 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Năstase (64 62 97)
  • 1976 Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
  • 1976 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
  • 1976 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • 1977 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
  • 1977 The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1978 US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
  • 1980 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
  • 1980 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
  • 1981 88th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)
  • 1981 NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
  • 1982 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)
  • 1982 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 1983 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
  • 1983 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)
  • 1983 Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
  • 1983 Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
  • 1984 Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs of trying
  • 1984 Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
  • 1984 Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test
  • 1984 Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members

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1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Film release premierFilm Release

1985 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

  • 1986 Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves

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1986 President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

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1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1988 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • 1988 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
  • 1988 US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
  • 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.
  • 1989 Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
  • 1989 US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
  • 1989 The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
  • 1990 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
  • 1990 Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed
  • 1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • 1992 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated
  • 1993 100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
  • 1993 Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge
  • 1994 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)
  • 1994 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • 1994 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1994 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
  • 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
  • 1997 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
  • 2001 A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
  • 2001 At a meeting of its oil ministers, OPEC agrees to maintain current production quotas; ministers indicate that, if Iraqi oil returns to the market, they may cut production in response to maintain their desired level of prices
  • 2004 Official opening of Bangkok's subway system.
  • 2005 The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
  • 2005 112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)
  • 2005 119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)