July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2018 was the 196th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1207King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
- 1240Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- 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.
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 1918World War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
- 1927Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- 1979U.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
- 1996A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
- 2002Anti-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.
- 2009Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes in northwestern Iran, killing all 153 aboard.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1893Dick Rauch, American football player and coach (d. 1970)
- 1914Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani social scientist, pioneer of microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
- 1926Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan novelist (d. 2007)
- 1941Denis Héroux, French-Canadian film director and producer
- 1946Linda Ronstadt, American singer
- 1956Ian Curtis, British singer and songwriter (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
- 1961Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress
- 1974Chris Taylor, Australian comedian (The Chaser)
- 1980Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
- 1989Tristan Wilds, American actor
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