July 3 in History
What happened on July 3 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 3 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 3 in history.?>
North Vietnamese soldiers attack South Vietnam’s only producing coal mine at Nong Son.
Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
U.S. troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
John Wise flies the first dirigible in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Confederate forces attack the center of the Union line at Gettysburg, but fail to break it.
American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.
In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.
George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.