Historical Events on this Date of July 3rd

1608 – Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec

1775 – Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass

1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).

1806 – Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry

1848 – Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)

1853 – Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan

1861 – Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY

1884 – Dow Jones published it’s 1st stock avg

1886 – In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

1895 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Adventure of Black Peter” (BG)

1928 – First color television broadcast in London.

1938 – World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 mph.(203 km/h)

1939 – Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes “luckiest man” speech

1969 – 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

1970 – 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival

2005 – The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.

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