On This Day in History for July 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 137 of 137

  • 1976 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • 1977 The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
  • 1978 US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
  • 1981 NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
  • 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
  • 1985 Tinker Bell's first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
  • 1986 Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves
  • 1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1992 Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated
  • 1994 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
  • 1996 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey
  • 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.
  • 2006 Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.
  • 2007 "Just Got Started Lovin' You" single released by James Otto (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)
  • 2009 Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver.
  • 2012 Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq
  • 2012 Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In
  • 2013 Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president
  • 2014 Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros
  • 2015 Australian rules football coach Phil Walsh is murdered by his son Cy at home
  • 2017 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 French President Emmanuel Macron speech at Palace of Versailles proposes radical government changes, including reduction of MPs

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

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