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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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.
- 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.
- 1789Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
- 1870Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
- 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.
- 1979U.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
- 1996A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
- 2003AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1704August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (d. 1792)
- 1892Walter Benjamin, German literary critic and writer (d. 1940)
- 1905Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (d. 1974)
- 1925Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)
- 1929Charles Anthony, American tenor
- 1932Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010)
- 1948Dimosthenis Kourtovik, Greek writer, literary critic and anthropologist
- 1949Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
- 1956Ian Curtis, British singer and songwriter (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
- 1956Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver
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