July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2021 was the 184th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 324Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
- 1754French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
- 1844The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
- 1849The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
- 1890Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
- 1938World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.
- 1940World War II: the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kébir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.
- 1970A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
- 1970The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1530Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
- 1921Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)
- 1930Pete Fountain, American clarinetist
- 1933Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
- 1947Betty Buckley, American actress
- 1964Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
- 1966Moisés Alou, Dominican baseball player
- 1970Shawnee Smith, American actress
- 1983Steph Jones, American singer and model
- 1984Manny Lawson, American football player
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