July 1: Day of the Week
July 1, 2021 was the 182nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1782American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
- 1863American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.
- 1960Independence of Somalia.
- 1962Independence of Rwanda.
- 1963The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
- 1966The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
- 1978The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.
- 1980O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
- 1991The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
- 2002A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
Who were born on July 1?
- 1804Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist (d. 1886)
- 1908Peter Anders, German operatic tenor (d. 1954)
- 1926Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
- 1930Carol Chomsky, American linguist, wife of Noam Chomsky (d. 2008)
- 1942Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress
- 1945Debbie Harry, American singer (Blondie)
- 1951Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
- 1952Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
- 1966Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
- 1982Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
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