Historical Events on 3rd July

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324 - Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.
683 - St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
987 - Hugo Capet crowned king of France
1090 - Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
1187 - Crusaders enter Tiberias
1250 - Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
1428 - Treaty of Delft-between Jacoba of Bayern & Philip the Good
1608 - Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
1630 - Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
1661 - Portugal gives Tanger & Bombay to English King Charles II
1720 - Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty
1754 - George Washington surrenders to French, Ft Necessity (7 Years' War)
1767 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
1767 - Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
1775 - Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
1778 - British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa
1778 - Prussia declares war on Austria
1806 - Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
1814 - Americans capture Fort Erie Canada
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1816 - French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
1819 - 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
1839 - 1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students
1841 - John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
1844 - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
1848 - Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
1849 - The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
1852 - Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
1853 - Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan
1861 - Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
1861 - Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY
1861 - Martinsburg, VA - Confederate forces pull out before US advance
1863 - Battle of Donaldsonville, LA
1863 - Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends, major victory for North
1864 - Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9]
1864 - Harpers Ferry, WV - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James 1871 - Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)
1876 - Montenegro declares war on Turkey
1883 - SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
1884 - Dow Jones published it's 1st stock avg
1886 - 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
1886 - In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
1890 - Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
1890 - King Leopold II gives Congo to Belgium
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
1898 - American troops captured deserted Wake Island
1898 - Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
1898 - Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
1898 - US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1901 - 18th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats B Hillyard (6-2 6-2)
1901 - 25th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)
1902 - Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1905 - Kuyper government forms in Holland
1905 - Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1907 - Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
1908 - 25th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats A Morton (6-4 6-4)
1908 - 32nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4)
1909 - 26th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
1909 - 33rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
1911 - Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1912 - NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
1913 - Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
1913 - 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.
1915 - US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934
1916 - 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
1917 - Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd
1918 - SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament
1920 - 40th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4)
1920 - Java Technical School Bandung opens
1920 - Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
1920 - 33rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats D Chambers (6-3 6-0)
1923 - Harbor strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
1925 - 38th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
1926 - 39th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats L de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
1926 - 46th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
1927 - 47th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
1928 - 1st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)
1929 - Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
1930 - Veterans Administration created
1931 - 51st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
1931 - Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1931 - 44th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5)
1932 - 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
1932 - John McGraw retires from baseball
1934 - FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL
1936 - Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge U v MCC
1936 - 56th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1938 - President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1939 - Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939 - Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
1940 - ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
1940 - British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa
1940 - German occupiers forbids using Dutch royal names
1942 - Germany troop march into Sebastopol
1942 - Hitler visits fieldmarshal Von Bocks headquarter/d into/d Ukraine
1943 - Liberator bombers sinks U-628
1944 - Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1944 - US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
1946 - 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
1947 - 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
1947 - Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
1947 - Soviet Union doesn't partake in Marshall Plan
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1948 - 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
1948 - Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death
1950 - 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1950 - Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
1951 - 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 - Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
1953 - 67th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)
1954 - "Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 perfs
1954 - 61st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5)
1954 - 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1954 - Food rationing ends in Britain
1958 - "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
1959 - 73rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)
1959 - 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane
1962 - Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
1964 - 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
1965 - 72nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
1965 - Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
1965 - USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact
1966 - 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
1966 - Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
1966 - Race riots in Omaha Nebraska
1967 - "News at 10" premieres on English TV
1968 - 41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
1968 - Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
1969 - 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
1970 - 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
1970 - 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
1970 - British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
1970 - California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1971 - 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
1973 - Brothers Jim & Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
1973 - General Walters, serves as acting director of CIA
1974 - Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
1974 - Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1974 - Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win
1976 - 90th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilse Nastase (64 62 97)
1976 - Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
1976 - After 12 years, Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys
1976 - Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
1977 - 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
1977 - Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off
1977 - The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1978 - Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
1980 - 1st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
1980 - 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
1981 - 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
1981 - NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
1982 - 89th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
1982 - Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
1983 - 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 1983 - 97th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)
1983 - Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
1983 - Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
1984 - Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs of trying
1984 - Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
1984 - Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test
1984 - Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
1985 - CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover
1986 - Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves
1986 - President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1987 - 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
1987 - NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
1988 - 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
1988 - A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
1988 - US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1988 - The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus.
1989 - Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
1989 - Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
1989 - The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
1990 - Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
1991 - Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
1993 - 100th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats J Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
1993 - Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge
1994 - 108th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: P Sampras beats G Ivanisevic (76 76 60)
1994 - 15th US Seniors Golf Open: Simon Hobday
1994 - Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup
1994 - Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
1996 - Stone of Scone returned to Scotland.
1997 - Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 2001 - A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
2004 - Official opening of Bangkok's subway system.
2005 - The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
2005 - 112th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)
2005 - 119th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)
2006 - Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.
2009 - Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver.
2011 - 118th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)
2011 - 125th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)
2012 - Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq
2012 - Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In
2013 - Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president

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