July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2020 is the 197th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1815Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 1927Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- 1954First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
- 1955Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
- 1966Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
- 1985The Nintendo Entertainment System, the best-selling game console of its time, is released in Japan.
- 2003AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1553Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
- 1918Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
- 1922Leon M. Lederman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1929Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist (d. 2001)
- 1932Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010)
- 1946Linda Ronstadt, American singer
- 1951Jesse Ventura, American professional wrestler and politician
- 1959Shep Pettibone, American record producer
- 1967Adam Savage, co-host of the television series MythBusters
- 1976Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
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