July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2021 is the 184th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 987Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1970The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
- 1994The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1683Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
- 1866Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1907)
- 1906Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
- 1930Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
- 1940Fontella Bass, American soul singer
- 1950Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer
- 1958Aaron Tippin, American singer
- 1959Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
- 1967Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
- 1970Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
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