July 16: Day of the Week
July 16, 2020 is the 198th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 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.
- 1782First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
- 1790The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
- 1862American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.
- 1909Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.
- 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 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.
- 1951King Léopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.
- 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.
Who were born on July 16?
- 1883Charles Sheeler, American photographer and artist (d. 1965)
- 1896Evelyn Preer, American actress (d. 1932)
- 1896Trygve Lie, Norwegian diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1968)
- 1902Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
- 1903Carmen Lombardo, Canadian singer and composer (d. 1971)
- 1907Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)
- 1912Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
- 1958Michael Flatley, American dancer
- 1979Chris Mihm, American basketball player
- 1982Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
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