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 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)
- 1099First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
- 1240Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- 1381John Ball, a leader in the Peasants’ Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
- 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.
- 1741Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
- 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.
- 1918World War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
- 1985The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan.
- 1997In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1573Inigo Jones, English architect (d. 1652)
- 1606Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch painter (d. 1669)
- 1704August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (d. 1792)
- 1808Henry Edward Manning, English Catholic archbishop and cardinal (d. 1892)
- 1848Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist and sociologist (d. 1923)
- 1930Richard Garneau, French-Canadian sports journalist
- 1936George Voinovich, American politician
- 1974Chot Ulep, Filipino bassist and songwriter
- 1977Ray Toro, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
- 1984Vice Cooler, American singer-songwriter (Hawnay Troof, Xbxrx)
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