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On this day in history – July 3 – Almanac

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 3, 2022

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to a customer at an autograph session for her new book ‘Going Rogue: An American Life’ at the Woodland Mall Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids, Michigan November 18, 2009. In July 2009, Palin announced that she would be stepping down as Alaska Governor 17 months before the end of her term. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | license photo

Today is Sunday, July 3rd, the 184th day of 2022, 181 to come.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Neptune and Saturn.


Those born on this day are under the sign of Cancer. These include the artist John Singleton Copley in 1738; American writer/social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1860; Czech writer Franz Kafka in 1883; English playwright Tom Stoppard in 1937 (aged 85); singer Fontella Bass in 1940; famous lawyer Gloria Allred in 1941 (age 81); humorist Dave Barry in 1947 (age 75); Actor Betty Buckley in 1947 (age 75); ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier in 1951; Talk show host Montel Williams in 1956 (aged 66); pop singer Laura Branigan in 1952; Actor Tom Cruise in 1962 (aged 60); Actor Thomas Gibson in 1962 (aged 60); Actor Yeardley Smith in 1964 (aged 58); celebrity chef Sandra Lee in 1966 (age 56); Actor/singer Audra McDonald in 1970 (age 52); former ice hockey player Teemu Selanne in 1970 (age 52); Actor Benedict Wong in 1971 (age 51); WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 1971 (age 51); Actor Patrick Wilson in 1973 (age 49); Actress Andrea Barber in 1976 (age 46); Actress Olivia Munn in 1980 (age 42); Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in 1987 (35 years); Singer Elle King, born Tanner Elle Schneider in 1989 (33 years).


On this date in history:

In 1608, French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian city of Quebec.

In 1775 George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army in Cambridge, Mass.

In 1863, the Union Army under the command of General George Meade defeated the Confederate forces under the command of General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

In 1890 Idaho became the 43rd state of the United States of America.

In 1915, JP Morgan Jr., son of renowned banker and financier JP Morgan, was shot twice in the groin by Eric Muenter, a German professor at Harvard University. Morgan survived the alleged assassination.

In 1938 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial Gettysburg.

In 1971, rock star Jim Morrison, 27, was found dead of heart failure in a Paris bathtub.

In 1986, Rudy Vallee, one of America’s most popular singers of the 1920s and ’30s, died at the age of 84.

In 1988, during the Iran-Iraq War, missiles fired from the USS Vincennes downed an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people on board. The United States said the ship’s crew misidentified the jet, believing it to be an attacking Iranian fighter jet. Years later, the United States agreed to pay millions of dollars in reparations for what it called “a terrible human tragedy.”

In 1996, Boris Yeltsin was re-elected President of Russia, defeating Gennady Zyuganov in a run-off.

In 2009, Sarah Palin, who became a national figure as a Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, announced that she was stepping down as Alaska governor 17 months before the end of her term.

In 2010, at least 230 people were killed in a cigarette-triggered explosion near an overturned oil tanker in the Republic of Congo.

In 2013, the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office and announced that it would suspend the constitution and plan new elections.

In 2021, torrential rains triggered a landslide in Atami, Japan, killing more than two dozen people.


A thought for the day: “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be taken lightly.” — American food writer MFK Fisher

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