July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2020 is the 185th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1819The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
- 1839The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
- 1852Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
- 1970A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
- 1979U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
- 2001A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
- 2005Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1530Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
- 1685Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
- 1908M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
- 1926Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1997)
- 1937Tom Stoppard, Czech-born, British playwright
- 1938Bolo Yeung, Hong Kong actor
- 1940Fontella Bass, American soul singer
- 1942Eddy Mitchell, French singer and actor
- 1947Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
- 1973Ólafur Stefánsson, Icelandic handball player
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