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July 3


1775   George Washington becomes commander of the Continental Army.

1819   The Bank of Savings becomes the first savings bank in the US.

1863   The Battle of Gettysburg ends.

1884   The first stock average is posted by Dow Jones.

1890   Idaho becomes the 43rd US State.

Famous Birthdays:

1423   Louis XI (King of France)

1947   Dave Barry (Writer)

1956   Montel Williams (TV talk show host)

1962   Tom Cruise (Actor)

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