July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2023 was the 197th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
July 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1054Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East-West Schism.
- 1377Coronation of Richard II of England.
- 1683Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
- 1941Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
- 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.
- 1957United States Marine major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
- 1981Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister; his 22 years in office, ending with retirement on 31 October 2003, made him Asia’s longest-serving political leader.
- 1993The Slackware operating system is first released.
- 2004Millennium Park, considered Chicago’s first and most ambitious early 21st century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1883Charles Sheeler, American photographer and artist (d. 1965)
- 1936Venkatraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer
- 1939Corin Redgrave, English actor and political activist (d. 2010)
- 1951Jean-Luc Mongrain, Canadian journalist
- 1959Gary Anderson, American football player
- 1968Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia and founder of Citizendium
- 1969Rain Pryor, American actress
- 1974Jeremy Enigk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft)
- 1974Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union player
- 1976Tomasz Kuchar, Polish rally driver
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