July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2020 is the 198th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1909Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
- 1931Emperor Haile Selassie I signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
- 1941Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
- 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.
- 1948The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.
- 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.
- 1960USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
- 1983Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
- 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?
- 1911Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)
- 1932Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
- 1941Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska and reggae singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
- 1942Margaret Court, Australian tennis player
- 1968Henry Hate, American-born English tattoo artist
- 1968Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia and founder of Citizendium
- 1969Daryl Mitchell, American actor
- 1969Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
- 1974Chris Pontius, American actor and Jackass cast member
- 1984Katrina Kaif, Indian actress
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