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Saturday July 3, 2021

July 3: Day of the Week

July 3, 2021 is the 184th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
  • 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.
  • 1890
    Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
  • 1952
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
  • 2006
    Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1683
    Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
  • 1866
    Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1907)
  • 1906
    Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
  • 1930
    Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Fontella Bass, American soul singer
  • 1950
    Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1958
    Aaron Tippin, American singer
  • 1959
    Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
  • 1967
    Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
  • 1970
    Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player

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