2022 July

July 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 3

July 3rd is celebrated as Disobedience Day as well as International Plastic Bag Free Day.

We are now on day 184 out of 365, and have 181 days left of the year.

Here we are going to learn some of the coolest past events and facts for this day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1985, “Back to the Future” was released in US theaters? It went on to become one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 3rd in history!

What Events Happened On July 3 In History?


Cardi B became the first female rapper to have two number ones in the Billboard charts.

On this day her single "I Like It" topped the charts. Her previous chart topper was "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)," which reached #1 in 2017.

“Back to the Future” was released in US theaters.

The hit classic movie had a budget of $19 million and grossed $389.1 million at the Box Office.

Scotsman John Logie Baird demonstrated the color television transmission in London for the first time.


Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.


Mechanical engineer Karl Benz drove his first automobile in Mannheim, Germany.

The vehicle ran on just 0.75 horsepower and one cylinder that featured a four-stroke gasoline engine. The top speed it could achieve was 10 miles per hour.

The world’s first stock index was published.

The first stock index was the Dow Jones Transportation Index and was created by Charles Dow.

North America’s biggest battle “The Battle of Gettysburg” was won by the union.

Around 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the battle.

The Bank of Savings in New York City became the first bank in the US.


Norway’s oldest newspaper “Adresseavisen” was first printed.

The newspaper is still in print under the Polaris Media Group.

The Battle of Fort Necessity occurred.

On this day George Washington had his first military experience in Pennsylvania. The battle was against France, but they were too strong and numerous thus Washington surrendered.

French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City, Canada.

OTD in 1608: French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec City

Saladin’s troops surrounded the Jerusalem Crusaders, so they were unable to reach the Springs of Kafr Hattin and would lose the battle.

OTD in 1187: Saladin's troops surrounded the Jerusalem Crusaders
On this day, Muslim armies defeated the Jerusalem Crusaders under the direction of Saladin (Sultan of Egypt). The battle was due to take place in Tiberias, which is present-day Israel. However, Saladin's army cut off access to water supplies 6 miles (9.7 km) from Tiberias, making the Jerusalem Crusaders thirsty. Saladin's army also tormented the crusaders by lighting the surrounding grass to dry their throats further and weaken them for battle.

July 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on this day all share the Cancer zodiac sign.

Cancers are without question the most generous of all other signs. With that generosity comes a loyal person devoted to their friends and loved ones.

All those born in July have the Ruby birthstone. The name “Ruby” is derived from the Latin word “rubeus,” meaning “red.” The July birthstone symbolizes love, affection, energy, and success. Similarly, the color red is associated with love and passion.

People born on Jul 3 were likely conceived the previous year on October 10.

If you’re celebrating your birthday today, you share the same birthday with Tom Cruise! Check out these other famous people who were born on this day!

Famous People Born On July 3

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

American Actress
Birthday: July 3, 1980
Age: 41 years old
Born In: Oklahoma, USA
Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

American Actor
Birthday: July 3, 1962
Age: 59 years old
Born In: New York, USA

Special Holidays On July 3rd

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

July 3: Disobedience Day

Disobedience Day

July 3: International Plastic Bag Free Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day

Did you know that on this day, July 3rd 1985, "Back to the Future" was released in US theaters?