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 This day in History - July 3
425 Historic Events for July 3
1984

Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island

Event
1984

Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85

Death
1984

Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test

Event
1984

Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members

Event
1984

Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs of trying

Event
1985

CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover

Event
1986

Kuwait's National Assembly (Majlis al Umma) dissolves

Event
1986

Pres Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty

Event
1986

Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84

Death
1986

?, 1st Dutch test tube baby born

Birth
1987

Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90

Death
1987

2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

Event
1987

NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman and Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play

Event
1988

16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little

Event
1988

A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973

Event
1988

US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290

Event
1988

Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68

Death
1989

The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)

Event
1989

Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm

Event
1989

Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday

Death
1989

Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia

Death
1989

Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions

Event
1990

Ludi Claire Hugo, entertainer, dies at 70

Death
1990

Members of 2 Live Crew formally charged with obscenity in Florida

Event
1990

Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71

Death