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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1149
    The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
  • 1207
    King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
  • 1870
    Rupert’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.
  • 1979
    U.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
  • 1996
    A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
  • 2003
    AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

Who were born on July 15?

  • 1704
    August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (d. 1792)
  • 1892
    Walter Benjamin, German literary critic and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1905
    Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (d. 1974)
  • 1925
    Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    Charles Anthony, American tenor
  • 1932
    Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Dimosthenis Kourtovik, Greek writer, literary critic and anthropologist
  • 1949
    Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
  • 1956
    Ian Curtis, British singer and songwriter (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
  • 1956
    Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver

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