July 3 Events in History - July 3 Birthdays - July 3 Deaths
2015 Health insurance company Aetna announces that it will pay $37 billion for Humana in a combination of stock and cash; the new company will be better positioned to compete against larger rivals such as Anthem
2014 North Carolina is hit by Category 2 Hurricane Arthur, causing some flooding and the risk of storm surges
2014 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 17,000 for the first time
2013 In Belgium, King Albert II abdicates his throne to son, Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, due to health reasons
2013 El Paraiso, Peru: property developers destroy a 4,000-year old pyramid
2012 New Zealand sustains a major earthquake, with minor damage reported
2012 After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for a NATO airstrike that killed 26 Pakistani soldiers and officials, Pakistan reopens key NATO supply routes into Afghanistan
2011 The Swiss Government blocks 27 million Swiss francs worth of assets belonging to senior Syrian officials
2011 A tourist boat travelling off the coast of Baja California in Mexico sinks; 23 people are reported missing
2010 A fuel tanker overturns and explodes in South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing over 230 people and injuring
2004 Wimbledon Women's Finals, Maria Sharapova beat Serena Williams
1997 Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit
1994 108th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: P Sampras beats G Ivanisevic (76 76 60)
1994 15th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Simon Hobday
1994 30 die in 3 fatal auto accidents in Texas
1994 Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup
1994 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1993 100th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats J Novotna (76 16 64)
1993 Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge
1993 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
1992 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary
1992 Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
1991 Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7.45 karat diamond ring
1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleveland Indians
1990 Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
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)
1988 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
1988 A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
1988 U.S. Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
1987 New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
1986 Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves
1986 President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover
1984 Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 years 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
1983 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
1983 97th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (62 62 62)
1983 Calvin Smith of U.S. 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
1982 89th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
1981 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
1981 New York City transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
1980 1st U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
1980 73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1978 Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand New York radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"
1977 5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
1977 Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off
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 and passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
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
1973 Brothers Jim and 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
1971 85th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
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
1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
1968 41 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
1968 Cleveland Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins
1967 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
1966 21st U.S. 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
1965 72nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
1965 Phillies Dick Allen and Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
1965 U.S.S.R. and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
1964 78th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
1962 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
1960 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
1959 73rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (64 63 64)
1959 88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane
1958 "Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS and NBC)
1954 "Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 559 performances
1954 61st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (62 75)
1954 9th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias
1954 Food rationing ends in Britain
1953 67th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (97 63 64)
1952 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by U.S. Congress
1951 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1950 1st time U.S. and North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1950 Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
1948 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
1948 Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death
1947 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, New York City
1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
1947 Soviet Union doesn't partake in Marshall Plan
1946 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1944 U.S. V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628
1942 Germany troop march into Sebastopol
1942 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bocks headquarter/d into/d Ukraine
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
1939 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
1936 Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge U vs. MCC
1934 FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria, Illinois
1932 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yankees beat Red Sox 13-2
1932 John McGraw retires from baseball
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
1930 Veterans Administration created
1929 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
1928 1st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)
1927 47th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (46 46 63 64 75)
1925 38th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (62 60)
1923 Harbor strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
1920 40th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (26 63 62 64)
1920 Java Technical School Bandung opens
1920 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
1918 SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament
1917 Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd
1916 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near New Jersey shore (4 die)
1915 U.S. military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
1912 New York Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1907 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
1905 Kuyper government forms in Holland
1905 Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1902 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1898 American troops captured deserted Wake Island
1898 Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
1898 Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
1898 U.S. Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter"
1890 Idaho admitted as 43rd U.S. state
1890 King Leopold II gives Congo to Belgium
1888 New York Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak
1886 1st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
1886 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
1884 Dow Jones published it's 1st stock avg
1883 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
1876 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
1871 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)
1864 Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance
1863 Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania ends, major victory for North
1861 Colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
1861 Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from New York
1861 Martinsburg, Virginia - Confederate forces pull out before U.S. advance
1853 Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan
1852 Congress authorizes U.S.'s 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)
1848 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands)
1841 John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
1839 1st state normal school in U.S. opens, Lexington, Massachusetts, with 3 students
1819 1st savings bank in U.S. (Bank of Savings in New York City) opens its doors
1816 French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas
1814 Americans capture Fort Erie Canada
1806 Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
1778 British forces massacre 360 men, women and children in Wyoming, Pa
1778 Prussia declares war on Austria
1775 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
1754 George Washington surrenders to French, Ft. Necessity (7 Years' War)
1720 Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
1661 Portugal gives Tanger and Bombay to English King Charles II
1630 Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
1608 Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
1468 Duke Charles the Stout marries Princess Margaretha of York
1428 Treaty of Delft-between Jacoba of Bayern and Philip the Good
1187 Crusaders enter Tiberias
1090 Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
987 Hugo Capet crowned king of France
683 St. Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
323 Battle at Adrianopolis: Flavius Julius Crispus' beats emperor Licinius