Today in History
Listings for Friday, July 3, 2020.
- 1567 Samuel de Champlain, explorer
- 1820 E.J.P.F. de JonquiŠres --1901
- 1866 H.F. Baker --1956
- 1878 George M. Cohan
- 1883 Franz Kafka, Czech, author (Metamorphosis, The Trial, Amerika)
- 1897 J. Douglas --1965
- 1927 Ken Russell
- 1937 Tom Stoppard
- 1952 Alan Autry
- 1962 Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV), a top gun
- 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.