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Wednesday July 15, 2020

July 15: Day of the Week

July 15, 2020 was the 197th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1789
    Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • 1799
    The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1806
    Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
  • 1838
    Ralph 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.
  • 1920
    The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
  • 1927
    Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
  • 1954
    First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
  • 1979
    U.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
  • 1980
    A massive storm tears through western Wisconsin, causing US$160 million in damage.
  • 1985
    The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan.

Who were born on July 15?

  • 1837
    Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, German-born Queen consort of Portugal, wife of King Peter V of Portugal (d. 1859)
  • 1865
    Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1950
    Arianna Huffington, Greek-born American newspaper columnist
  • 1954
    Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1956
    Ian Curtis, British singer and songwriter (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
  • 1960
    Kim Alexis, American supermodel and actress
  • 1961
    Forest Whitaker, American actor
  • 1961
    Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
  • 1982
    Neemia Tialata, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1985
    Chris Tiu, Filipino professional basketball player, TV host, commercial model, and politician

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