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 - Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks
1090 - Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
1187 - Crusaders enter Tiberias
1187 - Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.
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 Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy
1608 - Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec
1630 - Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
1661 - Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1720 - Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty
1754 - George Washington surrenders to French, Fort 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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1814 - Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
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)
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, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union.
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, previously a private possession, 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
1900 - Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia
1900 - The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war
1901 - 18th Wimbledon Women's 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 Women's 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 Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
1909 - 33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2)
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 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 - After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations
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 Men's 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 Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats D Chambers (6-3 6-0)
1923 - Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
1925 - 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
1926 - 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats L de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
1926 - 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
1927 - 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
1928 - 1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird)
1929 - Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
1930 - US 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 Women's 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 University v MCC
1936 - 56th Wimbledon Men's 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 (500 mph) 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 Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
1940 - German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names
1942 - German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea
1942 - Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 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
1946 - The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
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 participate in Marshall Plan
1948 - 55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6)
1948 - Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960
1950 - 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1950 - Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 1951 - 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 - Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
1953 - 67th Wimbledon Men's 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 Women's 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)
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 1959 - 73rd Wimbledon Men's 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 rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
1963 - In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
1964 - 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
1965 - 72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson 1965 - Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
1965 - USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact
1965 - Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act
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
1968 - As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
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
1970 - The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
1971 - 85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
1972 - Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)
1972 - The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
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
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 1976 - 90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97)
1976 - Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain
1976 - Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart
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 - US 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
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 1981 - 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)
1981 - NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
1982 - 89th Wimbledon Women's 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
1983 - 97th Wimbledon Men's 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)
Tennis Player John McEnroeTennis Player John McEnroe 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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
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
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 1989 - US 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
1990 - Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed
1991 - Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
1992 - Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated
1993 - 100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4)
1993 - Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge
1994 - 108th Wimbledon Men's 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 - British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years
1997 - Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
2001 - A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
2001 - At a meeting of its oil ministers, OPEC agrees to maintain current production quotas; ministers indicate that, if Iraqi oil returns to the market, they may cut production in response to maintain their desired level of prices
2004 - Official opening of Bangkok's subway system.
2005 - The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
Tennis Player Venus WilliamsTennis Player Venus Williams 2005 - 112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)
2005 - 119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)

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