On This Day

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

Events in History

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

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1986 US President Reagan presides over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

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  • 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

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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

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • 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 is later kidnapped and executed
  • 1992 South Africa's FIFA membership reinstated (expelled 1961); united non-racial FA, political prisoners released, free political parties
  • 1994 The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people 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.

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2006 Lily Allen releases her debut single "Smile"

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • 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 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 Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football coach Phil Walsh is murdered by his son Cy at his Somerton Park home
  • 2017 Bus crash in traffic jam and resulting fire kills 18 near Muenchberg, Germany

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

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2018 Souad Abderrahim is elected the first female mayor of Tunis, Tunisia

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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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
  • 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

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