July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2019 is the 197th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1661The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.
- 1782First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
- 1809The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
- 1861American 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.
- 1927Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.
- 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.
- 1950Chaplain-Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.
- 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.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1884Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
- 1888Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
- 1903Fritz Bauer, German judge (d. 1968)
- 1911Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)
- 1952Ken McEwan, South African cricketer
- 1954Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
- 1967Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist
- 1971Corey Feldman, American actor
- 1977Bryan Budd, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)
- 1991Randall Bentley, American actor
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