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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1754French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
- 1767Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
- 1839The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
- 1852Congress establishes the United States’ 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
- 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.
- 1952The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States.
- 1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
- 1994The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
- 2006Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1903Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
- 1906George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
- 1940Lamar Alexander, American politician
- 1943Judith Durham, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1947Betty Buckley, American actress
- 1964Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
- 1965Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)
- 1980Bostjan Nachbar, Slovenian basketball player
- 1982Kanika, Indian actress
- 1985Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor
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