Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 03 July, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 03 JULY
1996 | Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland on this day.
1995 | Saint Kitts and the Nevis Labor Party won the general election and were reinstated after being in opposition for 15 years.
1988 | United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down an Iranian Air Flight 655 into the Persian Gulf and killed all 290 people on board.
1988 | The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey was completed, providing a second link between the European and Asian continents over the Bosphorus.
1979 | US President Jimmy Carter signed the first secret aid package for opponents of the pro-Soviet government in Kabul.
1952 | The SS United States began its first trip to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship took Blue Riband away from RMS Queen Mary.
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1947 | American journalist and author, Dave Barry.
1958 | Swiss-Canadian painter, Didier Mouron.
1958 | Canadian-English journalist and academic, Matthew Fraser.
1962 | American actor and director, Thomas Gibson.
1956 | an American television host, actor, and motivational speaker, Montel Williams.
ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2001 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Johnny Russell, 61
2013 | Slovenian footballer and manager, Roman Bengez, 49
1958 | First Viscount Bledisloe, English politician, fourth Governor-General of New Zealand, Charles Bathurst, 91.
1995 | American tennis player, Pancho Gonzales, 67.
2015 | American religious leader and educator, Boyd K. Packer, 91.
2001 | Sol Campbell (Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell) moves on a free transfer from Tottenham to near Arsenal on this day.
2002 | On this day in the U.S. “Like Mike” was released on this day for the first time.
The highest peak of Cape Verde is Pico do Fogo rising to 2 829 meters (9 281 ft) above sea level.