On This Day

Historical Events on July 3 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany

Historic Event

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

  • 2018 Australian cricket batsman Aaron Finch breaks his own T20 International record smashing 172 from 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in Harare, opening stand with D'Arcy Short (223) also a record

Historic Event

2018 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is arrested on corruption charges, accused of stealing 700 million from state development fund 1MDB

  • 2018 Souad Abderrahim is elected the first female mayor of Tunis, Tunisia

Music History

2018 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Historic Event

2018 US Justice and Education Departments rescind Obama affirmative action policies in college admissions

  • 2018 Worst monsoon rains in decades swamp Lahore, Pakistan, killing 6
  • 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria
  • 2019 Heavy monsoon rains strike Mumbai and surrounding Maharashtra state in India killing at least 43, worst flooding in a decade
  • 2019 More than a million people ordered to evacuate Japanese island of Kyushu amid warnings of mudslides after 1,000mm (39in) of rainfall
  • 2019 Italian David-Maria Sassoli chosen as new European President
  • 2019 US produces the most waste per head globally and recycles the least at 35% according to new research by Verisk Maplecroft, Germany recycles the most at 68%
  • 2019 Atlético Madrid sign Portugal forward Joao Felix for €126m (£113m) from Benfica in the fifth most expensive transfer in football history
  • 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star Game planned to be hosted on July 14 by the LA Dodgers is cancelled due to government restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2021 Worst wildfires in Cyprus' history begin in Limassol district, spreading in next few days and killing four people
  • 2021 Mudslides crash through town of Atami, Japan, after torrential rain, killing three and leaving over 100 people missing