July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2019 was the 184th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
- 1866Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
- 1952The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States.
- 1952The 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.
- 1962The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
- 1970A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
- 2001A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
- 2005Same-sex marriage in Spain becomes legal.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1685Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
- 1913Dorothy Kilgallen, American columnist (d. 1965)
- 1941Gloria Allred, American Attorney
- 1944Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
- 1956Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
- 1961Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
- 1967Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
- 1970Shawnee Smith, American actress
- 1979Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
- 1980Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
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