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Thursday July 15, 2021

July 15: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.
  • 1240
    Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
  • 1799
    The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1806
    Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
  • 1838
    Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
  • 1959
    The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
  • 1980
    A massive storm tears through western Wisconsin, causing US$160 million in damage.
  • 1996
    A 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?

  • 1471
    Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
  • 1892
    Walter Benjamin, German literary critic and writer (d. 1940)
  • 1905
    Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (d. 1974)
  • 1929
    Charles Anthony, American tenor
  • 1932
    Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor
  • 1944
    Millie Jackson, American singer
  • 1962
    Steve Brown, American darts player
  • 1980
    Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player

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