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Thursday July 15, 2021

July 15: Day of the Week

July 15, 2021 is the 196th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1240
    Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
  • 1685
    Monmouth 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.
  • 1789
    Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • 1815
    Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
  • 1870
    Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
  • 1918
    World War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
  • 2002
    Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

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)
  • 1893
    Dick Rauch, American football player and coach (d. 1970)
  • 1948
    Artimus Pyle, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1961
    Scott Ritter, American UN weapons inspector
  • 1963
    Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-born actress
  • 1971
    Danijela, Croatian singer
  • 1972
    Scott Foley, American actor
  • 1976
    Jim Jones, American rapper
  • 1977
    John St. Clair, American football player
  • 1980
    Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player

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