3 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Louis XI France, 1423
  • Edward Young (baptised), 1683
  • Robert Adam, 1728
  • George M. Cohan, 1878
  • Franz Kafka, 1883
  • George Sanders, 1906
  • M. F. K. Fisher, 1908
  • Stavros Niarchos, 1909
  • Dorothy Kilgallen, 1913
  • Ken Russell, 1927
  • Pete Fountain, 1930
  • Oleg Popov, 1930
  • David Shire, 1937
  • Tom Stoppard, 1937
  • Geraldo Rivera, 1943
  • Betty Buckley, 1947
  • Dave Barry, 1947
  • Montel Williams, 1956
  • Tom Cruise, 1962
  • Julian Assange, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • James (the admirable) Crichton, 1582
  • Marie de Medici Queen of France, 1642
  • Theodore Herzl, 1904
  • Joel Chandler Harris, 1908
  • Brian Jones OD, 1969
  • Jim Morrison OD, 1971
  • R. Buckminster Fuller, 1983
  • Rudy Vallee, 1986
  • Jim Backus, 1989
  • Don Drysdale, 1993
  • Lew Hoad, 1994
  • Pancho Gonzales, 1995
  • Andy Griffith, 2012

Today's Events:

  • AD 323 - Constantine the Great defeats Licinius at the Battle of Adrianople.
  • 1608 - Settlement of Quebec by Samuel de Champlain who gave it its name.
  • 1754 - First battle in French and Indian War; Lt. Col. George Washington vs. Coulon de Villiers.
  • 1775 - George Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1778 - Wyoming massacre by Indians in Pennsylvania
  • 1792 - Anne Leclerc becomes the first female victim of the guillotine executed for being caught holding stolen objects.
  • 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg ends, Confederates (under Robert E. Lee) retreat back to Virginia.
  • 1880 - Science Magazine first published with features on the potential of electric trains and teaching kids about animal brains.
  • 1884 - New Linotype machine begins grinding out newspapers at New York Tribune.
  • 1884 - Mr. Dow and Mr. Jones publish their first average of US stocks in Customer's Afternoon Letter.
  • 1890 - Idaho becomes 43rd State to enter Union.
  • 1900 - First flight in rigid airship by Count von Zeppelin.
  • 1916 - Lawrence 'Chubby' Woodman invents the Ipswich fried clam near Boston's North Shore before noon.
  • 1928 - John Logie Baird demonstrates first colour television transmission in London.
  • 1938 - London and north Eastern Railway's Mallard sets speed record for locomotives at 126mph.
  • 1952 - King Farouk I of Egypt deposed by military coup d'etat led by General Neguib.
  • 1962 - Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • 1976 - Israeli commandoes free 105 hostages held by pro-Palestinians at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
  • 1981 - First newspaper report on new rare 'cancer' infecting 41 homosexuals (AIDS); NY Times, page 20.
  • 1988 - Navy cruiser USS Vincennes shoots down Iranian passenger jet in Persian Gulf; 290 die.
  • 2013 - Egypt President Mohammed Morsi forced out of power by Gen. Abdel Fallah Al-Sisi; hundreds of demonstrating Morsi supporters killed by military in subsequent weeks.
  • 2014 - Dow Jones Industrial Average leaps to over 17,000 for the first time, 17,068 actually!
  • 2014 - Standard & Poor's 500 index closes at an all-time high of 1973.32.
  • 2016 - Sunday in Baghdad near end of Holy Ramadan: ISIS car bomb explodes in middle class neighbourhood killing more than 250.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Leo II (died today in A.D. 683)
  • Aaron & Julius
  • Bernadine Realino (Januarius) (died today in A.D. 305)
  • Irenaeus of Lyon (died today in A.D. 202)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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