July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2020 was the 198th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1683Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
- 1950Chaplain-Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.
- 1951The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company.
- 1960USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
- 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.
- 1994Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1611Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Austrian-born Queen consort of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, wife of King Władysław IV Vasa (d. 1644)
- 1927John Warr, English cricketer
- 1930Michael Bilirakis, American politician
- 1950Dennis Priestley, English darts player
- 1952Robert David Steele, American spy
- 1964Phil Hellmuth, American poker player
- 1968Dhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player
- 1969Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
- 1973Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer
- 1987Andrew James Allen, American actor
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