Daily Calendar for Sunday, July 3, 2016 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Sunday, July 3, 2016


  • Samuel Huntington (signer of the Declaration of Independence)
  • John Singleton Copley (painter)
  • Richard Bedford Bennett (11th Prime Minister of Canada)
  • George M. Cohan (composer)
  • Franz Kafka (novelist)
  • Ken Russell (film director)
  • Pete Fountain (jazz musician)
  • Harrison Schmitt (geologist, astronaut, politician)
  • Tom Stoppard (writer)
  • Betty Buckley (actress)
  • Frank Daryl Tanana (baseball player)
  • Thomas Gibson (actor)
  • Tom Cruise (actor)
  • Yeardley Smith (actress)
  • Kevin Hearn (musician)


  • Jim Morrison (musician)
  • Rudy Vallee (musician & actor)
  • Jim Backus (actor)
  • Andy Griffith (actor)


  • Quebec City founded by Samuel de Champlain
  • The first savings bank in America (Bank of Savings) opened in N.Y.C.
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire officially opened to the public.
  • Idaho became the 43rd state to enter the Union
  • Fruit Garden and Home magazine was published. The publication changed its name two years later to Better Homes and Gardens
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited segregation in public places
  • The USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger plane over the Persian Gulf, believing it to be a hostile fighter. All 290 civilians aboard were killed
  • Singer Kylie Minogue received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace


  • Black dust fell in Canada
  • Hartford, Connecticut, reached 102 degrees F
  • New York City reached 107 degrees F
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania, reached 105 degrees F

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