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Thursday July 2, 2020

July 2: Day of the Week

July 2, 2020 was the 184th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 182 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 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)

  • 437
    Emperor 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.
  • 1555
    The Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
  • 1582
    Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
  • 1776
    The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4.
  • 1881
    Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.
  • 1890
    The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
  • 1934
    The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
  • 1940
    Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • 1950
    The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
  • 1962
    The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

Who were born on July 2?

  • 1893
    Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    Alec Douglas-Home, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1908
    Thurgood Marshall, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • 1949
    Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
  • 1956
    Jerry Hall, American actress
  • 1964
    Andrea Yates, American murderer
  • 1974
    Sean Casey, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
  • 1984
    Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer

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