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July 3rd, 2006 (July 03 2006)EventAsteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.
July 3rd, 2005 (July 03 2005)EventThe national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
July 3rd, 2004 (July 03 2004)EventOfficial opening of Bangkok s subway system.
July 3rd, 2001 (July 03 2001)EventA Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
July 3rd, 1996 (July 03 1996)EventStone of Scone returned to Scotland.
July 3rd, 1994 (July 03 1994)EventThe deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
July 3rd, 1988 (July 03 1988)EventUnited States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
July 3rd, 1988 (July 03 1988)EventThe Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus. Ovid Quotes
July 3rd, 1986 (July 03 1986)EventUS President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.Ronald Reagan Quotes
July 3rd, 1979 (July 03 1979)EventUS President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.Jimmy Carter Quotes
July 3rd, 1977 (July 03 1977)EventThe Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
July 3rd, 1970 (July 03 1970)EventA British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 113 people.
July 3rd, 1969 (July 03 1969)EventThe biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
July 3rd, 1962 (July 03 1962)EventThe Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
July 3rd, 1952 (July 03 1952)EventPuerto Rico s Constitution is approved by the Congress of the United States.
July 3rd, 1944 (July 03 1944)EventWorld War II: Minsk was liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
July 3rd, 1938 (July 03 1938)EventWorld speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.(203 km/h)
July 3rd, 1898 (July 03 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Santiago, Cuba.
July 3rd, 1890 (July 03 1890)EventIdaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
July 3rd, 1886 (July 03 1886)EventKarl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagenthe first purpose-built automobile.
July 3rd, 1886 (July 03 1886)EventThe New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
July 3rd, 1884 (July 03 1884)EventDow Jones published its 1st stock average.
July 3rd, 1866 (July 03 1866)EventAustro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Koniggratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
July 3rd, 1863 (July 03 1863)EventU.S. Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett s Charge.
July 3rd, 1852 (July 03 1852)EventCongress establishes the United States s 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
July 3rd, 1849 (July 03 1849)EventThe French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
July 3rd, 1848 (July 03 1848)EventSlaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten.
July 3rd, 1844 (July 03 1844)EventThe last pair of Great Auks is killed.
July 3rd, 1839 (July 03 1839)EventThe first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today s Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
July 3rd, 1819 (July 03 1819)EventThe first savings bank in the United States (The Bank of Savings in New York City) opens.
July 3rd, 1778 (July 03 1778)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: British forces massacre 360 men, women and children in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
July 3rd, 1775 (July 03 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.George Washington Quotes
July 3rd, 1767 (July 03 1767)EventPitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
July 3rd, 1767 (July 03 1767)EventNorway s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
July 3rd, 1754 (July 03 1754)EventFrench and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.George Washington Quotes
July 3rd, 1608 (July 03 1608)EventQuebec City founded by Samuel de Champlain.
July 3rd, 1250 (July 03 1250)EventLouis 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. Louis IX of France Quotes
July 3rd, 0987 (July 03 0987)EventHugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty which ruled France till the French Revolution in 1792.
July 3rd, 0324 (July 03 0324)EventBattle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium.Stan Lee Quotes

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