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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.  

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1423  Louis XI, King of France (1461-83) was born on this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)  

1530  Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601) was born on July - 03.  

1567  On July - 03 birth of samuel de Champlain, explorer (Lake Champlain)  

1676  Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747) was born on July - 03.  

1683  Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint) was born on this day in history.  

1685  Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768) was born on this day in history.  

1687  Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In July - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0683  Leo II, Pope (681-83), dies on July - 03.  

1090  Egbert II van Brunswick, Fries count, dies in battle on July - 03.  

1570  Death of Antonio Paleario, Italian humanist, executed by inquisition at 67 on July - 03.  

1642  On this day in history maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69  

1672  Death of Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635) on July - 03.  

1704  On this day in history death of sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)  

1749  On this day in history death of william Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)  

1778  On July - 03 jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies  

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