July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2019 is the 196th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1240Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- 1741Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
- 1789Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
- 1806Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
- 1815Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
- 1888The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
- 1916In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
- 1927Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
- 1966Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
- 1974In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1273Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
- 1631Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
- 1904Rudolf Arnheim, German-born American author and psychologist (d. 2007)
- 1905Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (d. 1974)
- 1929Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-born French musician and novelist (d. 2001)
- 1938Ernie Barnes, American painter and football player (d. 2009)
- 1952Terry O'Quinn, American actor
- 1954Giorgos Kaminis, Greek professor of constitutional law and current mayor of Athens
- 1959Shep Pettibone, American record producer
- 1961Forest Whitaker, American actor
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