July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2020 is the 185th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1819The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
- 1839The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
- 1848Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans.
- 1849The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
- 1866Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
- 1952The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.
- 1969The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
- 1979U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
- 1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
- 2001A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1728Robert Adam, Scottish architect (d. 1792)
- 1866Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1907)
- 1933Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
- 1939László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
- 1946Leszek Miller, Prime Minister of Poland
- 1951Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician
- 1970Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1976Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1980Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer
- 1983Edinson Volquez, Dominican baseball player
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