July 2: Day of the Week
July 2, 2023 was the 183rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 182 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
July 2: This Day in History
This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after (median of the year) in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. The exact time in the middle of the year is at noon, or 12:00 p.m. In the UK and other countries that use “Summer Time” the actual exact time of the mid point in a common year is at 1:00 p.m. this is when 182 days and 12 hours have elapsed and there are 182 days and 12 hours remaining. This is due to Summer Time having advanced the time by one hour. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in common years.
July 2 Historical Event(s)
- 437Emperor Valentinian III, begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.
- 626Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate.
- 706In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
- 1561Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
- 1853The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War.
- 1871Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.
- 1890The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
- 1934The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
- 1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
- 2000Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
Who were born on July 2?
- 1900Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
- 1903Alec Douglas-Home, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
- 1949Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
- 1949Robert Paquette, French-Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1951Elisabeth Brooks, Canadian actress (d. 1997)
- 1957Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Canadian pro wrestler
- 1964José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
- 1975Stefan Terblanche, South African rugby player
- 1980Nicole Briscoe, American beauty queen and sports commentator
- 1981Carlos Rogers, American football player
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