July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2022 was the 197th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 622The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
- 1054Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East-West Schism.
- 1790The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
- 1931Emperor Haile Selassie I signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
- 1951The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company.
- 1965The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.
- 1973Watergate Scandal: former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
- 1983Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
- 1994Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
- 1999John 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?
- 1749Cyrus Griffin, American statesman, 16th and last president of the Continental Congress (d. 1810)
- 1906Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
- 1919Choi Kyu-hah, South Korean politician, 4th President of South Korea (d. 2006)
- 1934Don Payne, American politician
- 1938Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (d. 2003)
- 1948Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist
- 1956Tony Kushner, American playwright
- 1971Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
- 1978Taj Anwar, American model and social activist
- 1987Andrew James Allen, American actor
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