Comic Sans Day - July 3, 2020 (First Friday in July)
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Drive Your Corvette to Work Day - July 3, 2020 (Friday closest to June 30)
Eat Beans Day
Independence Day Observed - July 3, 2020
International Plastic Bag Free Day
National Chocolate Wafer Day
National Fried Clam Day
National Independent Beer Run Day
Stay Out of the Sun Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include July 3, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4
National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7
Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 3, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Tour de France - June 27- July 19, 2020 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race
Wimbledon - June 29 - July 12, 2020 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.
Roswell UFO Festival - July 3-5, 2020 - in Roswell, New Mexico
The Astrological Sign for July 3 is Cancer.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:
Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
The Birthstone(s) for July is:
Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love
1943 - Judith Durham - Singer and songwriter from Australia, member of The Seekers
1945 - Michael Cole - American actor (The Mod Squad)
1947 - Betty Buckley - American actress and singer (Eight is Enough)
1958 - Aaron Tippin - American singer, songwriter, guitarist
1962 - Tom Cruise - American actor and producer (Top Gun, Mission Impossible)
1971 - Jim Morrison - American singer and songwriter, lead vocalist of The Doors (b. 1943)
1993 - Don Drysdale - American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)
1995 - Pancho Gonzales - American tennis player who won 14 major singles titles and holds the men's all time record of being ranked #1 in the World for 8 years (b. 1928)
2012 - Andy Griffith - American actor, singer, writer, and producer (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock) (b. 1926)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1950 - Actress Bette Davis divorces artist William Grant Sherry
2010 - Actress Jenna Fischer (The Office) marries screenwriter Lee Kirk
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
July 3rd is Eat Beans Day! Our Healthy Diet Habit Tip for the Day is information on the Health Benefits of Beans from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.
The benefits of beans are many, yet most of us do not eat the recommended 3 cups per week! Seriously, that is 1/2 cup of them every day, but Sunday. Do you do that? The average person is lucky to include 1/2 cup of them per week!
This Day in History
987 - Hugh Capet is crowned the King of France, his family would rule until the French Revolution in 1792
1035 - William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy and reigns until 1087
1608 - Quebec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain
1754 - During the French and Indian War, George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to the French forces
1767 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Robert Pitcairn
1775 - George Washington takes command of the Continental Army
1819 - The first savings bank in the US, the Bank of Savings in New York City opens
1848 - Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands
1852 - The United States 2nd Mint in San Francisco is established by Congress
1884 - Dow Jones & Company publish their first stock average
1886 - The New York Tribune is the first newspaper that used a linotype machine which eliminated typesetting by hand
1890 - Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. State
1938 - The Eternal Light Peace Memorial is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
1952 - The Constitution of Puerto Rico is approved by the U.S. Congress
1952 - The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton
1969 - The Soviet N-1 rocket explodes
1996 - The Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland
2013 - President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military and Adly Mansour is declared acting President
This Day in Music
1965 - The Beach Boys Summer Spectacular tour is at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA
1971 - Jim Morrison of The Doors is found dead in a bathtub at age 27
1976 - Brian Wilson performs onstage with The Beach Boys for the first time in 12 years at a show in Anaheim, CA
1995 - Jewel appears on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (her video Foolish Games below)
This Day in Sports
1944 - Oriole Park the minor league baseball stadium in Baltimore burns down
1962 - Jackie Robinson is the first African American inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
2004 - Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian player to win at Wimbledon when she beats Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4
2005 - Roger Federer wins his 3rd Wimbledon title when he beats American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (perjorative) Naively or unreasonably optimistic. 2. (pejorative) Of or relating to the view that this is the best of all possible worlds.
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