July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2018 was the 184th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 987Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
- 1608Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
- 1913Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett’s Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
- 1938President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
- 1938World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.
- 1944World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
- 1962The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
- 1969The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1683Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
- 1743Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
- 1906George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
- 1930Tommy Tedesco, American musician (d. 1997)
- 1939László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
- 1951Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
- 1958Charlie Higson, English author and actor
- 1962Tom Cruise, American actor
- 1976Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1978Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner
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