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3rd of July 0324 EVENT Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
3rd of July 0987 EVENT Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792.
3rd of July 1608 EVENT Quebec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
3rd of July 1754 EVENT French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
3rd of July 1767 EVENT Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
3rd of July 1767 EVENT Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
3rd of July 1775 EVENT American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
3rd of July 1778 EVENT American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
3rd of July 1819 EVENT The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
3rd of July 1839 EVENT The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
3rd of July 1844 EVENT The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
3rd of July 1848 EVENT Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans.
3rd of July 1849 EVENT The French enter Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
3rd of July 1852 EVENT Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
3rd of July 1863 EVENT American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.
3rd of July 1866 EVENT Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Koniggratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
3rd of July 1884 EVENT Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average.
3rd of July 1886 EVENT The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
3rd of July 1886 EVENT Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen : the first purpose-built automobile.
3rd of July 1890 EVENT Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
3rd of July 1898 EVENT Spanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
3rd of July 1913 EVENT 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.
3rd of July 1938 EVENT President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
3rd of July 1938 EVENT World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (203 km/h).
3rd of July 1940 EVENT World War II: the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers el Kebir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.
3rd of July 1944 EVENT World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
3rd of July 1952 EVENT The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the Congress of the United States.
3rd of July 1952 EVENT The 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.
3rd of July 1962 EVENT The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
3rd of July 1969 EVENT The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
3rd of July 1970 EVENT A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
3rd of July 1970 EVENT The Troubles: the "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
3rd of July 1977 EVENT The Senegalese Republican Movement is founded.
3rd of July 1979 EVENT U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
3rd of July 1981 EVENT First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS
3rd of July 1986 EVENT U.S. President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
3rd of July 1988 EVENT United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
3rd of July 1988 EVENT The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
3rd of July 1994 EVENT The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
3rd of July 1996 EVENT Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.
3rd of July 2001 EVENT A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev Tu-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
3rd of July 2006 EVENT Valencia metro accident leaves 43 dead in Valencia, Spain.
3rd of July 2006 EVENT Asteroid 2004 XP14 flies within 432,308 kilometres (268,624 mi) of Earth.
3rd of July 1423 BIRTHDAY King Louis XI of France (d. 1483)
3rd of July 1442 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
3rd of July 1530 BIRTHDAY Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
3rd of July 1676 BIRTHDAY Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
3rd of July 1683 BIRTHDAY Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
3rd of July 1685 BIRTHDAY Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
3rd of July 1728 BIRTHDAY Robert Adam, Scottish architect (d. 1792)
3rd of July 1738 BIRTHDAY John Singleton Copley, American painter (d. 1815)
3rd of July 1743 BIRTHDAY Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
3rd of July 1851 BIRTHDAY Charles Bannerman, Australian cricketer (d. 1930)
3rd of July 1854 BIRTHDAY Leos Janacek, Czech composer (d. 1928)
3rd of July 1866 BIRTHDAY Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1907)
3rd of July 1870 BIRTHDAY Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)
3rd of July 1875 BIRTHDAY Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon (d. 1951)
3rd of July 1878 BIRTHDAY George M. Cohan, American actor, director, singer and dancer (d. 1942)
3rd of July 1879 BIRTHDAY Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
3rd of July 1880 BIRTHDAY Carl Schuricht, Polish-born German conductor (d. 1967)
3rd of July 1883 BIRTHDAY Franz Kafka, Czech-German writer (d. 1924)
3rd of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Raymond A. Spruance, American Navy admiral (d. 1969)
3rd of July 1888 BIRTHDAY Ramon Gomez de la Serna, Spanish writer (d. 1963)
3rd of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (d. 1987)
3rd of July 1903 BIRTHDAY Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
3rd of July 1906 BIRTHDAY George Sanders, British actor (d. 1972)
3rd of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
3rd of July 1908 BIRTHDAY M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
3rd of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
3rd of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1954)
3rd of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Kilgallen, American columnist (d. 1965)
3rd of July 1916 BIRTHDAY John Kundla, American college and professional basketball coach
3rd of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Joao Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (d. 1990)
3rd of July 1918 BIRTHDAY S. V. Ranga Rao, South Indian actor (Telugu Cinema Actor) (d. 1974)
3rd of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (d. 1978)
3rd of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)
3rd of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian painter, called Corneille (d. 2010)
3rd of July 1924 BIRTHDAY S. R. Nathan, 6th president of Singapore
3rd of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Ken Russell, British director
3rd of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Pete Fountain, American clarinetist
3rd of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Tommy Tedesco, American musician (d. 1997)
3rd of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
3rd of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Frits Helmuth, Danish actor (d. 2004)
3rd of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Richard Mellon Scaife, American newspaper publisher
3rd of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (d. 2007)
3rd of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Harrison Schmitt, American astronaut and politician
3rd of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Baard Owe, Norwegian-born Danish actor
3rd of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Tom Stoppard, Czech-born, British playwright
3rd of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Bolo Yeung, Hong Kong actor
3rd of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian politician and diplomat
3rd of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Brigitte Fassbaender, German mezzo-soprano
3rd of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Cesar Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1994)
3rd of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Jerzy Buzek, Prime Minister of Poland
3rd of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Lamar Alexander, American politician
3rd of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Fontella Bass, American soul singer
3rd of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Gloria Allred, American Attorney
3rd of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Eddy Mitchell, French singer and actor
3rd of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
3rd of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Kurtwood Smith, American actor
3rd of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Judith Durham, Australian singer and songwriter
3rd of July 1944 BIRTHDAY Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
3rd of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Michael Cole, American TV actor
3rd of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Johnny Lee, American country-and-western singer
3rd of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Leszek Miller, Prime Minister of Poland
3rd of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Dave Barry, American humorist and author
3rd of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Betty Buckley, American actress
3rd of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Anthony "Top" Topham, English musician
3rd of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish comics artist
3rd of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Jan Smithers, American actress
3rd of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
3rd of July 1950 BIRTHDAY James Hahn, American politician
3rd of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer
3rd of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician
3rd of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
3rd of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Amit Kumar, Indian singer
3rd of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer
3rd of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Montel Williams, American talk show host
3rd of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
3rd of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Laura Branigan, American singer (d. 2004)
3rd of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Ken Ober, American game show host (d. 2009)
3rd of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Sian Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
3rd of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Matthew Fraser, Canadian-British journalist
3rd of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Didier Mouron, Swiss artist
3rd of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Aaron Tippin, American singer
3rd of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Charlie Higson, English author and actor
3rd of July 1959 BIRTHDAY David Shore, Canadian-born writer
3rd of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
3rd of July 1959 BIRTHDAY Stephen Pearcy, American singer (Ratt)
3rd of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Vince Clarke, British songwriter (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure)
3rd of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
3rd of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
3rd of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Hunter Tylo, American actress
3rd of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Thomas Gibson, American actor
3rd of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Hugh Page, former South African cricketer
3rd of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Tom Cruise, American actor
3rd of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Joanne Harris, British author
3rd of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress
3rd of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)
3rd of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Connie Nielsen, Danish actress
3rd of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Moises Alou, Dominican baseball player
3rd of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Robin Burgener, Canadian programmer, inventor of 20Q
3rd of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Spiros Marangos, Greek footballer
3rd of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
3rd of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Aku Louhimies, Finnish film director and screenwriter
3rd of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
3rd of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
3rd of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Teemu Selanne, Finnish ice hockey player
3rd of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Shawnee Smith, American actress
3rd of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist
3rd of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Warren Furman, British television personality
3rd of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Johnny Terris, Canadian actor and director
3rd of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Patrick Wilson, American actor
3rd of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Emma Cunniffe, British actress
3rd of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Olafur Stefansson, Icelandic handball player
3rd of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Andrea Barber, American actress
3rd of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player
3rd of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
3rd of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Bobby Skinstad, Springbok rugby player
3rd of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer
3rd of July 1977 BIRTHDAY David Bowens, American football player
3rd of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner
3rd of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Ludivine Sagnier, French actress
3rd of July 1979 BIRTHDAY David Bacani, American baseball player
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Trae, American rapper
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Bostjan Nachbar, Slovenian basketball player
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Olivia Munn, American television hostess
3rd of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Melisa Young, American Rapper ("Kid Sister")
3rd of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Justin Torkildsen, American actor
3rd of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Kanika, Indian actress
3rd of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Steph Jones, American singer and model
3rd of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Edinson Volquez, Dominican baseball player
3rd of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
3rd of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
3rd of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Manny Lawson, American football player
3rd of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Roche, Irish cyclist
3rd of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Minami Keisuke, Japanese singer and actor
3rd of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Greg Paulus, American basketball and football player
3rd of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Vettel, German racing driver
3rd of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Winston Reid, New Zealand-Danish footballer
3rd of July 1992 BIRTHDAY Nathalia Ramos, Spanish actress and singer
3rd of July 1570 DEATH Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
3rd of July 1642 DEATH Maria de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (Born 1573)
3rd of July 1672 DEATH Francis Willughby, English biologist (Born 1635)
3rd of July 1704 DEATH Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (Born 1657)
3rd of July 1749 DEATH William Jones, Welsh mathematician (Born 1675)
3rd of July 1778 DEATH Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Born 1720)
3rd of July 1790 DEATH Jean-Baptiste L. Rome de l'Isle, French chemist (Born 1736)
3rd of July 1795 DEATH Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (Born 1716)
3rd of July 1795 DEATH Louis-Georges de Brequigny, French historian (Born 1714)
3rd of July 1809 DEATH Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (Born 1746)
3rd of July 1858 DEATH Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (Born 1806)
3rd of July 1863 DEATH George Hull Ward, American general (Born 1826)
3rd of July 1904 DEATH Theodor Herzl, Austrian Zionist (Born 1860)
3rd of July 1904 DEATH Edouard Beaupre, Canadian giant and strongman (Born 1881)
3rd of July 1908 DEATH Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (Born 1845)
3rd of July 1914 DEATH Joseph Chamberlain, British politician (Born 1836)
3rd of July 1916 DEATH Hetty Green, American businesswoman (Born 1834)
3rd of July 1918 DEATH Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (Born 1844)
3rd of July 1933 DEATH Hipolito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (Born 1852)
3rd of July 1935 DEATH Andre Citroen, French automobile pioneer (Born 1878)
3rd of July 1942 DEATH Louis Franchet d'Esperey, French general (Born 1856)
3rd of July 1954 DEATH Siegfried Handloser, German physician (Born 1895)
3rd of July 1957 DEATH Dolf Luque, baseball player (Born 1890)
3rd of July 1965 DEATH Trigger, Roy Rogers' horse (Born 1932)
3rd of July 1969 DEATH Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (Born 1942)
3rd of July 1971 DEATH Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (Born 1943)
3rd of July 1977 DEATH Alexander M. Volkov, Russian novelist and mathematician (Born 1891)
3rd of July 1978 DEATH James Daly, American actor (Born 1918)
3rd of July 1979 DEATH Louis Durey, French composer (Born 1888)
3rd of July 1981 DEATH Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (Born 1920)
3rd of July 1985 DEATH Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (Born 1893)
3rd of July 1986 DEATH Rudy Vallee, American singer (Born 1901)
3rd of July 1989 DEATH Jim Backus, American actor (Born 1913)
3rd of July 1993 DEATH Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (Born 1909)
3rd of July 1993 DEATH Don Drysdale, American baseball player (Born 1936)
3rd of July 1994 DEATH Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Born 1934)
3rd of July 1995 DEATH Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (Born 1928)
3rd of July 1995 DEATH Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1929)
3rd of July 1998 DEATH Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (Born 1949)
3rd of July 1999 DEATH Mark Sandman, American musician (Born 1952)
3rd of July 2000 DEATH Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (Born 1944)
3rd of July 2001 DEATH Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (Born 1931)
3rd of July 2001 DEATH Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (Born 1940)
3rd of July 2003 DEATH Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (Born 1914)
3rd of July 2004 DEATH Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Born 1929)
3rd of July 2005 DEATH Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (Born 1914)
3rd of July 2005 DEATH Gaylord Nelson, American politician (Born 1916)
3rd of July 2006 DEATH Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (Born 1941)
3rd of July 2006 DEATH Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (Born 1950)
3rd of July 2007 DEATH Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (Born 1915)
3rd of July 2007 DEATH Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (Born 1927)
3rd of July 2008 DEATH Ernie Cooksey, English footballer (Born 1980)
3rd of July 2008 DEATH Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (Born 1925)
3rd of July 2008 DEATH Clive Hornby, English soap actor ("Emmerdale") (Born 1944)
3rd of July 2008 DEATH Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (Born 1956)
3rd of July 2009 DEATH John A. Keel, American fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (Born 1930)

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