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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1099First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
- 1240Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
- 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.
- 1741Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
- 1815Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 1955Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
- 1974In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
- 1975Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
- 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.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1913Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
- 1919Iris Murdoch, Irish philosopher (d. 1999)
- 1940Ronald Gene Simmons, American mass-murderer (d. 1990)
- 1948Alicia Bridges, American singer
- 1959Vincent Lindon, French actor
- 1974Chot Ulep, Filipino bassist and songwriter
- 1975Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
- 1975Kara Drew (Cherry), American pro wrestler
- 1983Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
- 1990Zach Bogosian, American ice hockey player
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