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This Day in History: July 3

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1806, the first cultivated strawberry is displayed by Michael Kent.
  2. In 1819, the first savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors.
  3. In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd State.
  4. In 1976, Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
  5. In 1986, the renovated Statue of Liberty was relit.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Tom Cruise (actor), Franz Kafta (writer), Dave Barry (humor writer), Montel Williams (talk show host)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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For more history resources on Internet 4 Classrooms, visit our Social Studies and History index. For Pre K-8th Grade Level History and Social Studies Resources, visit our Grade Level Index.



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