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)
- 622The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
- 1377Coronation of Richard II of England.
- 1769Father Junipero Serra founds California’s first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
- 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.
- 1951The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is published for the first time by Little, Brown and Company.
- 1979Iraqi President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and is replaced by Saddam Hussein.
- 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?
- 1906Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
- 1930Guy Béart, Egyptian-born French singer and songwriter
- 1941Dag Solstad, Norwegian novelist, short-story writer and dramatist
- 1941Mišo Kovač, Croatian singer
- 1942Margaret Court, Australian tennis player
- 1947Alexis Herman, American politician, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
- 1950Tom Terrell, American journalist, musicologist and DJ (d. 2007)
- 1958Pierre Roland Renoir, Monaco-born Canadian painter
- 1976Bobby Lashley, American professional wrestler
- 1980Jesse Jane, American pornographic actress and erotic model
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