Historical Events for 3rd July 2018

1630 – Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
1814 – Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
1861 – Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
1923 – Dockers’ strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
1926 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Frenchman Jean Borotra wins his second Wimbledon singles title 8-6, 6-1, 6-3 over American Howard Kinsey
1951 – PGA Championship, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo 7 and 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title
1967 – “News at 10” premieres on British TV
1980 – US Open Senior Golf, Winged Foot: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 shots from William C. Campbell
2001 – At a meeting of its oil ministers, OPEC agrees to maintain current production quotas; ministers indicate that, if Iraqi oil returns to the market, they may cut production in response to maintain their desired level of prices

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