July 3

July 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 3, include:

  • American Redneck Day 
  • Compliment Your Mirror Day 
  • Disobedience Day 
  • Eat Beans Day 
  • Emancipation Day (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day 
  • National Chocolate Wafer Day
  • National Fried Clam Day 
  • National Independent Beer Run Day 
  • Stay Out of the Sun Day

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 3, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Clean Beaches Week - July 1-7
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Eye Safety Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting last Sunday in June)
  • Hellen Keller - Blind Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting the last Sunday in June)
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • International Lace Week - July 1-6, 2024
  • National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4
  • National Tire Safety Week - June 24 - July 3, 2024
  • National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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
(Date Order)

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2024 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Wimbledon - July 1-14, 2024 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.

Astrological Sign

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.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe 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.

July 3rd is EAT BEANS DAY! Find out the Health Benefits of Beans!

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

Panglossian (adjective)

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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