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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.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.
  • 1790
    The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
  • 1935
    The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • 1941
    Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
  • 1948
    Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
  • 1948
    The 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.
  • 1973
    Watergate Scandal: former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Slackware operating system is first released.
  • 1999
    John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.

Who were born on July 16?

  • 1194
    Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (d. 1253)
  • 1937
    Richard Bryan, American politician
  • 1941
    Dag Solstad, Norwegian novelist, short-story writer and dramatist
  • 1950
    Dennis Priestley, English darts player
  • 1957
    Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
  • 1959
    Doug Herzog, American television executive
  • 1963
    Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
  • 1964
    Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist
  • 1964
    Phil Hellmuth, American poker player
  • 1970
    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director

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