July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2019 was the 196th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1240Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- 1410Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald – the allied forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeat the army of the Teutonic Order.
- 1685Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, England after his defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685.
- 1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
- 1806Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 1955Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
- 1983A terrorist attack is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA at the Paris-Orly Airport in Paris; it leaves 8 people dead and 55 injured.
- 1985The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan.
- 2002Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1631Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
- 1812James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
- 1911Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
- 1913Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
- 1922Leon M. Lederman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1961Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress
- 1973Buju Banton, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist
- 1980Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
- 1984Alex Boyd, Scottish photographer
- 1990Zach Bogosian, American ice hockey player
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