July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2019 was the 197th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1212Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: after Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Pedro II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber Muslim leader Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.
- 1862American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.
- 1880Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
- 1942Holocaust: Vel‘ d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel’d'Hiv): the government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.
- 1945Manhattan Project: the Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
- 1956Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last “Big Tent” show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
- 1973Watergate Scandal: former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
- 1990The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
- 1994Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
- 20072007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake: an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing 8 people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1918Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
- 1920Anatole Broyard, American literary critic and essayist (d. 1990)
- 1948Kevin McKenzie, South African cricketer
- 1952Momir Karadžić, Serbian footballer
- 1956Tony Kushner, American playwright
- 1963Phoebe Cates, American actress
- 1973Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author
- 1973Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
- 1979Jayma Mays, American actress
- 1991Andros Townsend, English footballer
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