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.
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.
- 1608Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
- 1849The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
- 1863American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
- 1940World 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.
- 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.
- 1962The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1683Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
- 1888Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
- 1943Judith Durham, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1944Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
- 1952Laura Branigan, American singer (d. 2004)
- 1962Thomas Gibson, American actor
- 1982Kanika, Indian actress
- 1983Edinson Volquez, Dominican baseball player
- 1983Steph Jones, American singer and model
- 1984Nicolas Roche, Irish cyclist
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