July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2020 was the 198th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1909Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
- 1931Emperor Haile Selassie I signs the first constitution of Ethiopia.
- 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.
- 1950Chaplain-Medic massacre: American POWs were massacred by North Korean Army.
- 1957United States Marine major John Glenn flies a F8U Crusader supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 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)
- 1880Kathleen Thompson Norris, American novelist (d. 1966)
- 1883Charles Sheeler, American photographer and artist (d. 1965)
- 1912Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- 1943Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (d. 1990)
- 1950Dennis Priestley, English darts player
- 1957Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
- 1958Pierre Roland Renoir, Monaco-born Canadian painter
- 1974Jeremy Enigk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft)
- 1977Bryan Budd, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)
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