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Wednesday July 3, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1608
    Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
  • 1767
    Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1848
    Slaves 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.
  • 1849
    The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1852
    Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1518
    Li Shizhen, Chinese physician (d. 1593)
  • 1888
    Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
  • 1922
    Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian painter, called Corneille (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Michael Cole, American TV actor
  • 1948
    Paul Barrere, American guitarist & songwriter (Little Feat)
  • 1958
    Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
  • 1959
    David Shore, Canadian-born writer
  • 1970
    Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist
  • 1973
    Ólafur Stefánsson, Icelandic handball player

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