Historical Events For July - 03
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
1937 On July - 03 del Mar race track opened in sunny Del Mar, California.
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 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler on this day in history.
1939 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech on July - 03.
1940 British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa on July - 03.
1940 The legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC on July - 03.
1940 On July - 03 aRP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
1940 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies on this day in history.
1942 Germany troop march into Sebastopol on July - 03.
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628 on this day in history.
1944 On July - 03 goose Bay Newfoundland, the temperature hits 37.8 C; Labrador's hottest day on record.
1944 On July - 03 oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1945 On this day in history 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 On July - 03 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
1947 On July - 03 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
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 First time US & North Korean forces clash in the Korean War on July - 03.
1950 On July - 03 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1951 On July - 03 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress on this day in history.
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 On this day in history "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
1960 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73 on July - 03.
1962 On July - 03 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 On July - 03 clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75
1966 On July - 03 race riots in Omaha Nebraska
1966 Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1967 On July - 03 "News at 10" premieres on English TV
1967 On July - 03 john Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
1969 On this day in history 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI