July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2021 was the 196th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 169 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 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1789Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
- 1815Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
- 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.
- 1870Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories are established from these vast territories.
- 1910In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
- 1927Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- 1955Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
- 1997In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
- 2002“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
- 2009Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes in northwestern Iran, killing all 153 aboard.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1851Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian writer (d. 1889)
- 1949Trevor Horn, British music producer
- 1950Colin Barnett, Australian politician
- 1956Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver
- 1959Vincent Lindon, French actor
- 1966Jason Bonham, English drummer (Bonham), son of John Bonham
- 1973John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born American drummer (System of a Down)
- 1978Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
- 1980Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985Chris Tiu, Filipino professional basketball player, TV host, commercial model, and politician
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