This was 184th day of the year and 181 days remained in the year.

July 3 Birthdays

Franz Kafka
Pronunciation: [fränts käf´kä]
1883–1924, German language novelist, born in Prague.

John Singleton Copley
painter (1738)

M. F. K. Fisher
writer (1908)

Tom Stoppard
playwright (1937)

Tom Cruise
actor (1962)

July 3 in History


Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec.


Commander in chief George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass.


The Battle of Gettysburg ended.


Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States.


The U.S. Veterans Administration was created by Congress.


Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.

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