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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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1844
    The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • 1849
    The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
  • 1886
    The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
  • 1938
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 1988
    United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
  • 2005
    Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1743
    Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1926
    Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1997)
  • 1940
    Fontella Bass, American soul singer
  • 1948
    Paul Barrere, American guitarist & songwriter (Little Feat)
  • 1955
    Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
  • 1958
    Charlie Higson, English author and actor
  • 1962
    Hunter Tylo, American actress
  • 1966
    Moisés Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976
    Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1976
    Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist

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