July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2018 was the 197th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1769Father Junipero Serra founds California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego.
- 1790The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
- 1880Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada.
- 1945Manhattan Project: the Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
- 1945World War II: The Heavy Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb “Little Boy” bound for Tinian Island. This would be the last time the Indianapolis would be seen by the Mainland she would be torpedoed by the Japanese Submarine I-58 on July 30 and sink with 880 out of 1,196 crewmen.
- 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.
- 1990The Luzon Earthquake strikes in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac, Philippines, with an intensity of 7.7.
- 1990The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
- 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?
- 1714Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
- 1883Charles Sheeler, American photographer and artist (d. 1965)
- 1903Mary Philbin, American stage and film actress (d. 1993)
- 1920Anatole Broyard, American literary critic and essayist (d. 1990)
- 1963Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
- 1968Henry Hate, American-born English tattoo artist
- 1973Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer
- 1973Tim Ryan, American politician
- 1976Anna Smashnova, Israeli tennis player
- 1987Moussa Dembélé, Belgian footballer
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