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July 3

Born

1878 - George M. Cohan

1906 - George Sanders

1909 - Stavros Niarchos

1913 - Dorothy Kilgallen (Female)

1920 - Herschel Green (WWII ace pilot)

1920 - Daniel Joseph Edelman

1937 - Tom Stoppard

1962 - Tom Cruise

Died

1904 - Theodore Herzl (Jewish)

1973 - Betty Grable (Female)

1976 - Yonatan Netanyahu (Jewish)

1986 - Rudy Vallee

1989 - Jim Backus

1992 - Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum (Jewish)

1993 - Don Drysdale (Sports)

2001 - Mordechai Richler (Jewish)

2012 - Andy Griffith

Events

1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state to join the Union. (Union)

1898 - Joshua Slocum became the 1st person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the earth.

1929 - Foam rubber was developed.

1930 - Veteran's Adminstration was created.

1952 - Dr. Forest Dodrill substituted a "Michigan Heart" for a patient's lower left ventricle. (Doctors)

1962 - Algeria achieved independence from France. (Independence)

1976 - Israeli commandos flew 2,000 miles into Entebbe, Uganda and rescued 104 Jewish hostages from German and Palistinian hijackers. Yoni Netanyahu, commando commander, was killed during the raid. (Jewish)

1988 - Iran flight 656 destroyed by American warship, Vincennes.

1991 - Ettore Capriolo, the translator of the Italian version of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, was attacked at his Milan apartment, suffering knife wounds on the neck, chest, and hands.