July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2021 was the 197th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 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.
- 1683Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
- 1782First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1956Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last “Big Tent” show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.
- 1960USS George Washington a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first ballistic missile while submerged.
- 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?
- 1903Fritz Bauer, German judge (d. 1968)
- 1911Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
- 1936Buddy Merrill, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show)
- 1969Daryl Mitchell, American actor
- 1973Tim Ryan, American politician
- 1974Jeremy Enigk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft)
- 1979Jayma Mays, American actress
- 1980Adam Scott, Australian golfer
- 1980Jesse Jane, American pornographic actress and erotic model
- 1988Sergio Busquets,Spanish footballer
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