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)
- 1149The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
- 1207King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
- 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.
- 1789Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
- 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.
- 1916In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
- 1920The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
- 1927Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- 1996A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1851Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian writer (d. 1889)
- 1911Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
- 1925Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1932Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010)
- 1945Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
- 1948Alicia Bridges, American singer
- 1954Mario Kempes, Argentine footballer
- 1972Scott Foley, American actor
- 1980Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
- 1983Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
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