July 3: Day of the Week
July 3, 2020 was the 185th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 181 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 987Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- 1819The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
- 1839The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today’s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
- 1884Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
- 1886Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile.
- 1898Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
- 1962The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
- 1970The Troubles: the “Falls Curfew” begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1988United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
Who were born on July 3?
- 1743Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
- 1876Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher (d. 1957)
- 1888Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
- 1947Anthony “Top” Topham, English musician
- 1947Betty Buckley, American actress
- 1951Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
- 1958Aaron Tippin, American singer
- 1958Charlie Higson, English author and actor
- 1967Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
- 1970Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
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