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Monday July 3, 2017

July 3: Day of the Week

July 3, 2017 was the 184th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2017
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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)

  • 324
    Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
  • 1608
    Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
  • 1849
    The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
  • 1940
    World 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.
  • 1952
    The 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.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 2006
    Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1683
    Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
  • 1888
    Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
  • 1943
    Judith Durham, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1944
    Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
  • 1952
    Laura Branigan, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1962
    Thomas Gibson, American actor
  • 1982
    Kanika, Indian actress
  • 1983
    Edinson Volquez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Steph Jones, American singer and model
  • 1984
    Nicolas Roche, Irish cyclist

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