What Happened on July 3


Historical Events

1883 – SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River in Scotland; 195 die
1905 – American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for the vacant world heavyweight title
1912 – NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe’s 1888 MLB record 19 game win-streak with 2-1 win v Brooklyn Dodgers; has 21 with 2 end-of-season in 1911
1943 – British Liberator bomber sinks German U-628 in Bay of Biscay
2004 – Official opening of Bangkok’s subway system.
2020 – MLB Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan announces he would review changing the organization’s name

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Famous Birthdays

1884 – Moses Leverock Crossley, Dutch bio-chemist, born in Saba, Dutch West Indies (d. 1971)
1936 – Anthony Lester, British barrister and Member of the House of Lords
1950 – Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (43 Tests, 123 wickets; 114 ODIs, 140 wickets; Wellington), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand
1952 – Carla Olson, American rock performer, songwriter, performer (Textones; Have Harmony, Will Travel),a nd record producer, born in Austin, Texas
1961 – Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
1964 – Gary Ryan [Moss], American rock bassist (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts), born in California

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Famous Deaths

1775 – Colonel Thomas Gardner, American heroic political figure and soldier, dies at 51
1960 – Alfred Henry Ackley, American composer, dies at 73
1988 – Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68
1993 – Don Drysdale, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1959, 63, 65; 9 x MLB All Star; Cy Young Award 1962; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 56
2008 – Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (Bozo the Clown), dies at 83
2015 – Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, dies at 90

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