July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2019 is the 184th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1608Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 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.
- 1886Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
- 1886The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
- 1938President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
- 1962The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
- 1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
- 2005Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1743Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
- 1926Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1997)
- 1940Fontella Bass, American soul singer
- 1948Paul Barrere, American guitarist & songwriter (Little Feat)
- 1955Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
- 1958Charlie Higson, English author and actor
- 1962Hunter Tylo, American actress
- 1966Moisés Alou, Dominican baseball player
- 1976Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1976Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
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