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July 3rd is peppered with a variety of observances, from eco-consciousness to self-care, and even appreciations of modern convenience. Individuals and communities around the world utilize this day to celebrate and engage in practices that reflect the values highlighted by each unique holiday.

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Interesting Facts of July 3rd

  1. 1. July 3rd, 1863, is famous for the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. This battle is often cited as the war's turning point, with the Union Army's decisive victory over the Confederates.
  2. 2. On July 3rd, 1886, Karl Benz officially unveiled the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, considered the world’s first automobile designed to generate its power. This event revolutionized transportation and led to the modern automotive industry.
  3. 3. July 3rd marks the feast day of Saint Thomas the Apostle in the Western Christian churches. He is also known as "Doubting Thomas" because of his initial skepticism regarding Jesus’ resurrection.
  4. 4. The first post-war mass automobile production V-8 was announced by Ford on July 3rd, 1932.