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.
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)
- 1683Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
- 1790The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
- 1935The world’s first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- 1941Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
- 1948Following 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.
- 1948The 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.
- 1973Watergate Scandal: former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield informs the United States Senate that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1194Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (d. 1253)
- 1937Richard Bryan, American politician
- 1941Dag Solstad, Norwegian novelist, short-story writer and dramatist
- 1950Dennis Priestley, English darts player
- 1957Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
- 1959Doug Herzog, American television executive
- 1963Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
- 1964Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist
- 1964Phil Hellmuth, American poker player
- 1970Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
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