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1986President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

1187Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.

195973rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4)

195367th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4)

1661Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II

195133rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa

197690th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97)

2011118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

195988th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane

1871Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

2011125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

1911Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

1939Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

2006Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

1987NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

1942Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine

1939Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

1608Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

198188th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2)

1754George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

196478th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)

198397th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

2005119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4)

324Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.

1938President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

2005112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7)

July 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
324
Battle of Adrianople Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats Co-Emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. 
683
St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
987
Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks 
1090
Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II 
1187
Crusaders enter Tiberias 
1187
Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army. 
1250
Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself. 
1428
Treaty of Delft between Jacoba of Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy 
1608
Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec 
1630
Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament 
1661
Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II 
1720
Sweden & Denmark sign peace treaty 
1754
George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War) 
1767
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret. 
1767
Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date). 
1775
Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass 
1778
British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa 
1778
Prussia declares war on Austria 
1806
Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry 
1814
Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812) 
1816
French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas 
1819
1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors 
1839
1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students 
1841
John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus 
1844
The last pair of Great Auks is killed. 
1848
Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) 
1849
The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification. 
1852
Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California) 
1861
Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general 
1861
Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY 
1861
Martinsburg, VA - Confederate forces pull out before US advance 
1863
Battle of Donaldsonville, LA 
1863
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union. 
1864
Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9] 
1864
Harpers Ferry, WV - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance 
1871
Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000) 
1876
Montenegro declares war on Turkey 
1883
SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die 
1884
Dow Jones published it's 1st stock avg 
1886
1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine 
1886
In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile 
1890
Idaho admitted as 43rd US state 
1890
King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium 
1895
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG) 
1898
American troops captured deserted Wake Island 
1898
Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC) 
1898
Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe 
1898
US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba 
1900
Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia 
1900
The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war 
1901
18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats B Hillyard (6-2 6-2) 
1901
25th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4) 
1902
Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam 
1905
Kuyper government forms in Holland 
1905
Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1907
Pope decree forbids modernization of theology 
1908
25th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats A Morton (6-4 6-4) 
1908
32nd Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore beats H Roper-Barrett (6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-4) 
1909
26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6) 
1909
33rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats J Ritchie (6-8 1-6 6-2 6-2 6-2) 
1911
Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day 
1912
NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak 
1913
Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic) 
1913
Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors. 
1915
After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations 
1916
1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die) 
1917
Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd 
1918
SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament 
1920
40th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4) 
1920
Java Technical School Bandung opens 
1920
Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England 
1920
33rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats D Chambers (6-3 6-0) 
1923
Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London 
1925
38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0) 
1926
39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats L de Alvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3) 
1926
46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3) 
1927
47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5) 
1928
1st colour TV broadcast in London (John Logie Baird) 
1929
Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber 
1930
US Veterans Administration created 
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 
1931
44th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Cilly Aussem beats H Sperling (6-2 7-5) 
1932
1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2 
1932
John McGraw retires from baseball 
1934
FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL 
1936
Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC 
1936
56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0) 
1938
President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield. 
1939
Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler 
1939
Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech 
1940
ARP-leader/ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany 
1940
British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it. 
1940
German occupiers forbid using Dutch royal names 
1942
German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea 
1942
Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine 
1943
Liberator bombers sinks U-628 
1944
Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore 
1944
US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin 
1946
1st Dutch government of Beel forms 
1946
The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people 
1947
252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC 
1947
Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL 
1947
Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan 
1948
55th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (6-3 8-6) 
1948
Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death, California; the execution didn't happen until 1960 
1950
1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War 
1950
Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances) 
1951
33rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa 
1952
Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress 
1953
67th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (9-7 6-3 6-4) 
1954
"Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 perfs 
1954
61st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (6-2 7-5) 
1954
9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias 
1954
Food rationing ends in Britain 
1958
"Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC) 
1959
73rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (6-4 6-3 6-4) 
1959
88th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane 
1962
Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July) 
1963
In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand's worst internal civil aviation accident 
1964
78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63) 
1965
72nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75) 
1965
Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice 
1965
USSR & Persia sign dam building & economic aid pact 
1965
Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act 
1966
21st US 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 
1967
"News at 10" premieres on English TV 
1968
41°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July 
1968
Cleve Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minnesota Twins 
1968
As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland 
1969
78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI 
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 
1970
The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters 
1971
85th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64) 
1972
Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO) 
1972
The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast 
1973
Brothers Jim & 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 
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 
1976
90th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase (64 62 97) 
1976
Adolfo Suarez becomes premier of Spain 
1976
Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after 12 years apart 
1976
Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers 
1977
5th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin 
1977
Turkey: premier Ecevit goes off 
1977
The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded. 
1978
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1978
US Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words" 
1980
1st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo 
1980
73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0 
1981
88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (6-2 6-2) 
1981
NYC transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token 
1982
89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62) 
1982
Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million) 
1983
11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy 
1983
97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2) 
1983
Calvin Smith of US 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 
1984
Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs 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 
1985
CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover 
1986
Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves 
1986
President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty 
1987
2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic 
1987
NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play 
1988
16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little 
1988
A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 
1988
US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290 
1988
The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus. 
1989
Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm 
1989
US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions 
1989
The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days) 
1990
Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida 
1990
Liberian President, Samuel Kanyon Doe offers to resign in response to rebel incursions in his country; he will later be kidnapped and executed 
1991
Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians 
1992
Thirty-one years after being expelled, South Africa has its FIFA membership reinstated 
1993
100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4) 
1993
Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge 
1994
108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: P Sampras beats G Ivanisevic (76 76 60) 
1994
15th US Seniors Golf Open: Simon Hobday 
1994
Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup 
1994
Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic 
1994
The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes. 
1996
British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years 
1997
Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit 
2001
A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people. 
2001
At a meeting of its oil ministers, OPEC agrees to maintain current production quotas; ministers indicate that, if Iraqi oil returns to the market, they may cut production in response to maintain their desired level of prices 
2004
Official opening of Bangkok's subway system. 
2005
The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain. 
2005
112th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (4-6 7-6 9-7) 
2005
119th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2 7-6 6-4) 
2006
Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth. 
2006
Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points 
2009
Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver. 
2011
118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4) 
2011
125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3) 
2012
Truck bombing kills 25 people and wounds 40 in Diwaniyah, Iraq 
2012
Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In 
2013
Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president 
2016
Argentines take to streets, demand Messi return to national team 
2016
Thousands 'March for Europe' in London protesting Brexit 
2017
US ship sails near disputed island, raising China's hackles 
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