July 3 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium

1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem’s crusader army

1863 Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War

1884 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average

1996 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey

Today’s Historical Events

324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium

987 Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks

987 Hugh Capet, elected by the nobility and crowned as King of France

1090 Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II

1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem’s crusader army

1250 Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars’ Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself

1428 Treaty of Delft between Jacoba of Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy

1608 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1928 John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London

1937 Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O’Brien as a club officer, opens for racing

1944 “Double Indemnity” film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck is released in Baltimore, Maryland

1958 “Andy Williams Show” premieres on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)

1985 CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner‘s takeover

1985 Tinker Bell’s first nightly flight at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

1985 “Back to the Future” directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

1989 Movie “Batman” set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1954 Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s musical “Wonderful Town”, starring Rosalind Russell, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 559 performances, and 5 Tony Award wins

1969 Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island opens, 78, 000 attend over 4 days; performers include: George Benson; Blood, Swet, and Tears; Jeff Beck; James Brown; Bill Evans; Sun Ra; Mothers of Invention; Dave Brubeck; Miles Davis; Stephane Grapelli; and Sly & The Family Stone

1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival opens, 200,000 attend over 3 days; performers include Allman Brothers; Grand Funk Railroad, Jimi Hendrix Experience; Richie Havens; Cat Mother & the All-Night Newsboys; B.B. King; Mott the Hoople; and John Sebastian

1976 Brian Wilson performs with the Beach Boys after his 12 year stage absence, at Anaheim Stadium in California

1982 Riot at building site of Stopera concert hall in Amsterdam causes Ÿ1 million in damages

2006 British singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut single “Smile”

2007 “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” single released by James Otto (Billboard Song of the Year 2008)

2018 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with “I Like It” with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1900 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats rival and fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

1900 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Sydney Smith 6-8, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title

1901 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2 6-2, her 4th of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

1905 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for the vacant world heavyweight title

1909 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles

1912 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe‘s 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911

1913 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating American Maurice McLoughlin 8-6, 6-3, 10-8