July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2019 was the 184th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1767Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
- 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.
- 1852Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
- 1863American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
- 1884Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
- 1890Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
- 1979U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
- 2005Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1530Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
- 1851Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer (d. 1930)
- 1916John Kundla, American college and professional basketball coach
- 1939Brigitte Fassbaender, German mezzo-soprano
- 1939László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
- 1949Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
- 1959David Shore, Canadian-born writer
- 1976Shane Lynch, Boyzone singer
- 1976Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1980Olivia Munn, American television hostess
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