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Friday July 16, 2021

July 16: Day of the Week

July 16, 2021 is the 197th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1683
    Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
  • 1769
    Father Junipero Serra founds California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego.
  • 1790
    The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: at the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25 mile march into Virginia for what will become The First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: 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.
  • 1951
    King Léopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
  • 1957
    United 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.
  • 1981
    Mahathir 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.
  • 1994
    Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
  • 2004
    Millennium 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?

  • 1821
    Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (d. 1910)
  • 1896
    Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (d. 1969)
  • 1907
    Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Anatole Broyard, American literary critic and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1948
    Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist
  • 1959
    Gary Anderson, American football player
  • 1965
    Claude Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
  • 1980
    Justine Joli, American pornographic actress and adult model
  • 1987
    Andrew James Allen, American actor

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