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Friday July 3, 2020

July 3: Day of the Week

July 3, 2020 was the 185th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 987
    Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1819
    The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
  • 1839
    The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
  • 1884
    Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 1970
    The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • 1988
    United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1743
    Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1876
    Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher (d. 1957)
  • 1888
    Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
  • 1947
    Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
  • 1947
    Betty Buckley, American actress
  • 1951
    Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1958
    Aaron Tippin, American singer
  • 1958
    Charlie Higson, English author and actor
  • 1967
    Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
  • 1970
    Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist

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