July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2019 is the 196th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 1838Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.
- 1870Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
- 1888The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
- 1959The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
- 1979U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his so-called “malaise” speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as “this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation” but in which he never uses the word malaise
- 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.
- 1996A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
- 2009Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes in northwestern Iran, killing all 153 aboard.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1779Clement Clarke Moore, American educator, author, and poet (d. 1863)
- 1943Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Irish astrophysicist
- 1944Millie Jackson, American singer
- 1950Colin Barnett, Australian politician
- 1952Celia Imrie, British actress
- 1956Barry Melrose, Canadian hockey coach and commentator
- 1962Nikos Filippou, Greek basketball player
- 1966Dimitris P. Kraniotis, Greek poet
- 1976Jim Jones, American rapper
- 1984Angelo Siniscalchi, Italian footballer
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