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Wednesday July 1, 2020

July 1: Day of the Week

July 1, 2020 is the 183rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 1: This Day in History

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

July 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1690
    Glorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne (as reckoned under the Julian calendar).
  • 1782
    American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • 1870
    The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
  • 1885
    The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • 1943
    Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name “Tokyo” (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation holds its constitutive conference.
  • 1960
    Ghana becomes a Republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ceases to be its Head of state.
  • 1966
    The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1972
    The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1978
    The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1574
    Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
  • 1883
    Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1906
    Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)
  • 1907
    Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)
  • 1908
    Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (d. 1954)
  • 1912
    Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1939
    Delaney Bramlett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1972
    Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
  • 1977
    Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress
  • 1981
    Carlo del Fava, South African-born Italian rugby player

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