Historical Events for 3rd July 2021

1720 – Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
1819 – 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
1845 – Pioneering French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin opens his magic theatre in Paris
1900 – Trying to stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia
1947 – 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
1947 – Soviet Union doesn’t participate in Marshall Plan
1958 – “Andy Williams Show” premieres on ABC (later on CBS and NBC)
1986 – US President Reagan presides over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1988 – Gene Nelson of the Oakland A’s becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays
2015 – Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football coach Phil Walsh is murdered by his son Cy at his Somerton Park home

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