Today in History

Listings for Friday, July 3, 2020.


  • Dog Days begin.
  • 1608 City of Quebec founded by Samuel de Champlain
  • 1775 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
  • 1819 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
  • 1861 Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from New York.
  • 1890 Idaho becomes 43rd state.
  • 1898 US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago Cuba
  • 1962 Algeria becomes independent after 132 years of French rule
  • 1983 Calvin Smith (US) becomes fastest man alive (36.25 kph for 100 m)
  • 1986 Renovated Statue of Liberty is rededicated with great ceremony.
  • 2003 Barry White sings his last note.

That's all for today.

Today In History