July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2019 was the 197th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1377Coronation of Richard II of England.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.
- 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.
- 1909Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1990The Parliament of the Ukrainian SSR declares state sovereignty over the territory of the Ukrainian SSR.
- 1994Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Impacts continue until July 22.
- 20072007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake: an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing 8 people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1928Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
- 1936Venkatraman Subramanya, Indian cricketer
- 1958Michael Flatley, American dancer
- 1963Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
- 1970Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
- 1973Tim Ryan, American politician
- 1976Anna Smashnova, Israeli tennis player
- 1977Bryan Budd, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)
- 1985Taryn Southern, American actress and singer
- 1989Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer
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