Monday, July 03, 2017
History for July 3 - On-This-Day.com:
George M. Cohan 1878 - Entertainer, playwright, composer, Franz Kafka 1883 - Author, Tom Stoppard 1937 - Playwright
Dave Barry 1947 - Humor writer, Montel Williams 1956 - Talk show host, Tom Cruise 1962 - Actor
1608 - The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.
1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."
1924 - Clarence Birdseye founded the General Seafood Corp.
1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.
1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.