This Day in History on 3 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 3 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1754: French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.

1819: America began the first savings bank, Bank of Savings in New York.

1850: The Koh-i-Noor was formally presented to Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace by the deputy chairman of the East India Company.

1886: Karl Benz of Germany built the world’s first automobile. Hedrove the first automobile in Mannheim, Germany, reaching a top speed of 16 km/h (10 mph).

1886: The New York Tribune became the first newspaper to use a printing machine.

1938: World speed recorded for a steam locomotive was set in England, by the Mallard, which reached a speed of 125.88 miles per hour.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

S. V. Ranga Rao

1683: Edward Young, an English poet, critic, philosopher, and theologian.

1883: Franz Kafka, a German-speaking Bohemian novelist, and short-story writer.

1918: S.V. Ranga Rao, an Indian film actor, director, and producer.

Amit Kumar

1928: M. L. Vasanthakumari, a Carnatic musician and playback singer.

1952: Amit Kumar, an Indian playback singer, actor, music composer.

1962: Tom Cruise, an American actor, and producer.

1967: Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film dialogue writer, director, actor, screenwriter, and producer.

Harbhajan Singh

1980: Harbhajan Singh, an Indian international cricketer.

1984: Bharti Singh, an Indian stage comedian.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1350: Namdev, an Indian poet and saint from Maharashtra, India.

1948: Mohammad Usman, the highest ranking officer of the Indian Army.

1969: Brian Jones, an English musician, and composer.

1996: Raaj Kumar, Kulbhushan Pandit, an Indian film actor.

2014: Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (b. 1924)

2015: Diana Douglas, British-American actress (b. 1923)

2015: Boyd K. Packer, American religious leader and educator (b. 1924)

2015: Wayne Townsend, American farmer and politician (b. 1926)

2015: Phil Walsh, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1960)

2020: Saroj Khan, an Indian dance choreographer.

Further Reading

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