July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2022 is the 196th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
- 1806Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
- 1838Ralph 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.
- 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).
- 1983A terrorist attack is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA at the Paris-Orly Airport in Paris; it leaves 8 people dead and 55 injured.
- 1997In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
- 2002“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1894Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
- 1906Rudolf Uhlenhaut, England-born German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
- 1935Donn Clendenon, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1942Mil Máscaras, Mexican professional wrestler and actor
- 1953Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haitian politician and Head of State
- 1961Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress
- 1961Scott Ritter, American UN weapons inspector
- 1963Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-born actress
- 1974Chris Taylor, Australian comedian (The Chaser)
- 1974Marilita Lambropoulou, Greek actress
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