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Today is 2020-07-03

YearWhat happened on this date
0683St. Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0987Hugo Capet crowned King of France
1090Battle at Hagenoorde: German Emperor beats Earl Egbert II
1187Crusaders enter Tiberias
1428Treaty of Delft-between Jacoba of Bayern and Philip the Good
1468Duke Charles the Stout marries Princess Margaretha of York
1608City of Quebec founded by Samuel de Champlain
1608Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
1630Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
1661Portugal gives Tanger and Bombay to English King Charles II
1720Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
1775Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge Mass.
1775Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts
1778British forces massacre 360 men, women and children in Wyoming, Pennsylvania
1778Prussia declares war on Austria
1806Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
1814Americans capture Fort Erie Canada
1816French frigate Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas"""
18191st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
18191st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
18391st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students
1841John Couch Adams decides to determine the position of an unknown planet by the irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus.
1841John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
1848slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands).
1848Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
1853Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan
1861Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY
1861Colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
1861Martinsburg, VA - Confederate forces pull out before US advance
1861Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from New York
1863Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends in a major victory for the North
1863Battle of Donaldsonville, Louisiana
1863Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends, major victory for North
1864Battle of Chattahoochie River, Georgia [until July 9]
1871Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)
1876Montenegro declares war on Turkey
1883SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
18861st New York Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
1886In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
1890Idaho becomes 43rd state.
1890Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
1890King Leopold II gives Congo to Belgium
1895Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)"""
1898US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago Cuba
1898American troops captured deserted Wake Island
1898Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
1898Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
1898US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1902Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1905Kuyper government forms in Holland
1905Marvin Hart KOs Jack Hart in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1907Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
1911Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1913Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
1915US military forces occupy Haiti remain until 1934.
1915US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934
19161st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near New Jersey shore (4 die)
1917Spontaneous demonstration at Tauride-palace Petrograd
192040th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Patterson (26 63 62 64)
1920Java Technical School Bandung opens
1920Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
1923Harbor strike in Hull / Grimsby / Cardiff / Bristol over to London
192538th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (62 60)
192747th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (46 46 63 64 75)
19281st color TV broadcast in London (John Logic Baird)
1929Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
1930Veterans Administration created
193151st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Sid Wood Jr beats F X Shields (walkover)
1931Max Schmeling TKOs Young Stribling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
19321st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
1932John McGraw retires from baseball
1934FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria, Illinois
1939Lou Gehrig day Gehrig makes 'luckiest man' speech
1939Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler
1939Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes luckiest man" speech"""
1940ARP-leader / ex-premier Colijn argues cooperation with Germany
1940British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in North Africa
1940German occupiers forbids using Dutch royal names
1942Germany troop march into Sebastopol
1942Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bocks headquarter / d into / d Ukraine
1943Liberator bombers sinks U-628
1944Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1944US V-III-E Army corp opens assault on Coutances Cotentin
19461st Dutch government of Beel forms
1947252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, New York City
1947Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
194855th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats Doris Hart (63 86)
1948Kidnapper Caryl Chessman sentenced to death
19501st time American & North Korean forces clash in the Korean War
19501st time US and North Korean forces clash in Korean War
1950Casey Stengel asks Joe DiMaggio to play 1st base (handles 13 chances)
195133rd PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont, Pennsylvania
195367th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Vic Seixas beats Kurt Nielsen (97 63 64)
1954Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 performances"""
195461st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (62 75)
1954Food rationing ends in Britain
1958Andy Williams Show" premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)"""
195973rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Alex Olmedo beats Rod Laver (64 63 64)
195988th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots a 284 at Muirfield Gullane
1960Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
1962Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule
1962Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7 / 5)
196478th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
196572nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats M Fraiser (64 75)
1965Phillies Dick Allen and Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice
1965USSR and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
1966Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
1966Race riots in Omaha, Nebraska
1967News at 10" premieres on English TV"""
1968Cleveland Indian Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Minn Twins
196978,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
1970200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
197077th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
1970British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
1970California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland Athletics, 8-0
197185th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Newcombe beats S Smith (63 57 26 64 64)
1973Brothers Jim and Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses
1973General Walters, serves as acting Director of CIA
1974Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3.
1974Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
1974Soyuz 14 carries 2 Cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1976Israel launches rescue of passengers & Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
1976Adolfo Suarez becomes Premier of Spain
1976After 12 years, Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys
1976Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew and passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
19775th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Judy Rankin
1977Turkey: Premier Ecevit goes off
1978Establishment Amazon Pact
1978Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
198073 096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
19801st US Seniors Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
198073,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0
198188th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
1981New York City transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
1982Martina Navratilova deats Chris Evert Lloyd at Wimbeldon
198289th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
1983Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (36.25 kph for 100 m).
198311th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
198397th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (62 62 62)
1983Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
1984Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
1984Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island.
1984Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
1984Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
1985CBS announced it would buy back 21 percent of its own stock
1986Pres Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1986President Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
19872 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic
1987New York Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play
198816th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
1988US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290
1989Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
1989Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
1989The movie Batman
1990Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida
1991Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7.45 karat diamond ring
1991Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleveland Indians
1992Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
1993100th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats J Novotna (76 16 64)
1993Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
1994108th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: P Sampras beats G Ivanisevic (76 76 60)
199415th US Seniors Golf Open: Simon Hobday
199430 die in 3 fatal auto accidents in Texas
1994Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup
1994Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1997Mississippi becomes 1st state to settle tobacco suit

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