BONSERNEWS.com – What happened on July 3, the answers are many, some were recorded, some were not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became part of world history to be remembered and learned from.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 3:
1. July 3, 1608
Quebec City founded – On July 3, 1608, French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the Canadian city of Quebec. The city became the first permanent settlement and administrative and economic center in Canadian history.
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2. July 3, 1775
George Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army – On July 3, 1775, the United States Continental Congress appointed George Washington Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. Washington then led American troops in the struggle against the British.
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3. July 3, 1863
The Battle of Gettysburg begins – On July 3, 1863, during the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg reached its climax. This battle lasted from July 1 to 3 and is one of the largest and bloodiest battles in United States history.
4. July 3, 1938
Induction of Nanshin Maru as Japanese cruiser – On July 3, 1938, Japan inducted Nanshin Maru as new cruiser. This ship became one part of Japan’s military expansion before World War II.
5. July 3, 1971
Military rule in Turkey – On July 3, 1971, the military government in Turkey took power in a coup. The civilian government was overthrown and a military government ruled until 1973.