Wednesday July 3, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

July 3: Day of the Week

July 3, 2024 is the 185th day of the year 2024 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.

July 3 Historical Event(s)

324
Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
1754
French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
1767
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
1938
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1938
World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.
1969
The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
1994
The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
2001
A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
2005
Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.
2006
Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

Who were born on July 3?

1879
Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
1920
Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1922
Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian painter, called Corneille (d. 2010)
1937
Tom Stoppard, Czech-born, British playwright
1947
Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
1955
Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
1964
Joanne Harris, British author
1970
Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
1976
Andrea Barber, American actress
1989
Godfrey Walusimbi, Ugandan footbller

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