Historical Events For July - 03
Saturday, 25 February 2017
1937 Del Mar race track opened in sunny Del Mar, California on this day in history.
1937 The birth of Tom Stoppard, British writer/playwirght on July - 03.
1938 On July - 03 president Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.
1939 On this day in history ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech on this day in history.
1940 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa on this day in history.
1940 The legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC on this day in history.
1940 On July - 03 aRP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
1940 On this day in history george Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies
1942 Germany troop march into Sebastopol on July - 03.
1943 On this day in history liberator bombers sinks U-628
1944 Goose Bay Newfoundland, the temperature hits 37.8 C; Labrador's hottest day on record on this day in history.
1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore on July - 03.
1945 On July - 03 the first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Automotive production had been diverted to military production for the war (WWII) effort.
1946 1st Dutch government of Beel forms on July - 03.
1947 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC on July - 03.
1948 On this day in history 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
1948 On July - 03 adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
1950 On July - 03 first time US & North Korean forces clash in the Korean War
1950 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War on this day in history.
1951 On July - 03 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 On July - 03 puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
1952 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1957 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52 on this day in history.
1958 "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC) on this day in history.
1960 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
1962 On this day in history the birth of Tom Cruise, American actor
1965 Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75 on July - 03.
1966 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska on this day in history.
1966 Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1967 "News at 10" premieres on English TV on this day in history.
1967 On July - 03 john Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
1969 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI on July - 03.