All Events

Historical Events on July 3

  • American Revolutionary War


    American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • American Civil War


    American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.

  • Confederate States of America


    Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.

  • Steam locomotive


    World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt


    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

  • Jackie Robinson


    Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • The Troubles


    The Troubles: The "Falls Curfew" begins in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Jimmy Carter


    U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

  • 2013 Egyptian coup d'état


    Egyptian coup d'état: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he didn't respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.