Historical Events For July - 03
Saturday, 03 December 2016
1937 Del Mar race track opened in sunny Del Mar, California on July - 03.
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 On this day in history british Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa
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 ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany on July - 03.
1940 On July - 03 george Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for S Africa 1896-99), dies
1942 On this day in history germany troop march into Sebastopol
1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628 on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history goose Bay Newfoundland, the temperature hits 37.8 C; Labrador's hottest day on record.
1944 Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore on this day in history.
1945 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 on July - 03.
1946 1st Dutch government of Beel forms on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
1948 55th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86) on July - 03.
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 this day in history.
1950 On July - 03 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1951 On this day in history 33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1952 On this day in history puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress
1952 On July - 03 daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
1957 On July - 03 richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
1958 On July - 03 "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
1960 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73 on July - 03.
1962 On this day in history algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
1962 On July - 03 the birth of Tom Cruise, American actor
1965 On this day in history clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75
1966 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska on July - 03.
1966 On July - 03 andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81
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 July - 03 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI