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Wednesday July 1, 2020

July 1: Day of the Week

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

July 2020

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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)

  • 1855
    Signing of the Quinault Treaty: the Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States.
  • 1867
    The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1915
    Lieutenant Kurt Wintgens achieves the first known aerial victory with a synchronized gun-equipped fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker.
  • 1947
    The Philippine Air Force is established.
  • 1958
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation holds its constitutive conference.
  • 1976
    Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 2004
    Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • 2006
    The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People’s Republic of China.
  • 2007
    Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1481
    King Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
  • 1646
    Gottfried Leibniz, German mathematician (d. 1716)
  • 1723
    Pedro Rodríguez, Conde de Campomanes, Spanish statesman (d. 1802)
  • 1915
    Willie Dixon, American blues vocalist and record producer (d. 1992)
  • 1930
    Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Delaney Bramlett, American singer and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Mike Malloy, American talk radio host
  • 1956
    Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (d. 2009)
  • 1961
    Michelle Wright, Canadian country music singer and guitarist
  • 1977
    Jarome Iginla, Canadian ice hockey player

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