July 15: Day of the Week
July 15, 2020 was the 197th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 169 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1207King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
- 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.
- 1823A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
- 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.
- 1870Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
- 1910In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
- 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.
- 1955Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
Who were born on July 15?
- 1704August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German religious leader (d. 1792)
- 1904Rudolf Arnheim, German-born American author and psychologist (d. 2007)
- 1922Leon M. Lederman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1935Ken Kercheval, American actor
- 1950Arianna Huffington, Greek-born American newspaper columnist
- 1965David Miliband, British politician
- 1966Irène Jacob, French-born Swiss actress
- 1974Chot Ulep, Filipino bassist and songwriter
- 1975Kara Drew (Cherry), American pro wrestler
- 1982Neemia Tialata, New Zealand All Black rugby player
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