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Tuesday July 3, 2018

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.

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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.
  • 1608
    Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
  • 1913
    Confederate 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
  • 1962
    The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
  • 1969
    The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
  • 2006
    Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.

Who were born on July 3?

  • 1683
    Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
  • 1743
    Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
  • 1906
    George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
  • 1930
    Tommy Tedesco, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1939
    László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
  • 1951
    Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1958
    Charlie Higson, English author and actor
  • 1962
    Tom Cruise, American actor
  • 1976
    Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1978
    Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner

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