July 3 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Carnival Tuesday
Saint vincent and the grenadines Public Holiday
Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus National Holiday
Emancipation Day
Us virgin islands Public Holiday
Unity Day
Zambia Public Holiday

Historical Events on July 3

  • 1775: George Washington assumes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge in Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1778: Iroquois warriors who are allies with Great Britain, kill almost 400 people in the Wyoming Valley Massacre during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1819: The first savings bank to open in the U.S., the Bank of Savings, opens in New York City.
  • 1848: In what was known as the Danish West Indies, slaves are given their freedom. This area would eventually be called the U.S Virgin Islands.
  • 1852: The second U.S mint is established by Congress and located in San Francisco.
  • 1863: This date is the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. It would conclude with Pickett’s Charge.
  • 1866: The Battle of Koniggratz is finished during the Austro-Prussian War. As a result of this battle, Prussia would end up becoming the prominent German nation.
  • 1886: The Patent Motorwagen is unveiled by Karl Benz.
  • 1886: The New York Tribune begins publishing its papers using a linotype machine instead of setting the typeface by hand.
  • 1890: Idaho becomes the 43rd United States’ State.
  • 1913: Pickett’s Charge is reenacted by Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1940: At Mers El Kébir, the British fleet bombards the French fleet to prevent that fleet from falling into German hands. 3 battleships are destroyed and over 1,200 French sailors die.
  • 1944: Soviet forces liberate Minsk from the Nazis during Operation Bagration.
  • 1962: Jackie Robinson enters the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He’s the first African-American ball player to be inducted.
  • 1988: Almost 300 people are killed when the U.S Naval warship the USS Vincenne shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf.

Famous Birthdays on July 3

  • American actress Susan Peters is born in 1921.
  • English author Evelyn Anthony is born in 1928.
  • English philosopher Nicholas Maxwell is born in 1937.
  • American actor and producer Tom Cruise is born in 1962.
  • American actor Thomas Gibson is born in 1962.
  • American actress Shawnee Smith is born in 1969.
  • Australian publisher and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is born in 1971.