July 2: Day of the Week
July 2, 2019 is the 183rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 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 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)
- 963The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
- 1298The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
- 1494The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
- 1561Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
- 1613The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
- 1937Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
- 1986Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana where burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
- 199337 participants in an Alevi cultural and literary festival are killed when a mob of demonstrators set fire to their hotel in Sivas during a violent protest.
- 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.
- 2001The AbioCor self contained artificial heart is first implanted.
Who were born on July 2?
- 1862William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
- 1917Murry Wilson, American songwriter and record producer (The Beach Boys) (d. 1973)
- 1940Kenneth Clarke, British politician
- 1942Vicente Fox, Mexican politician, 35th President of Mexico
- 1948Saul Rubinek, Canadian actor
- 1961Samy Naceri, French actor
- 1971Troy Brown, American football player
- 1976Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
- 1984Johnny Weir, American figure skater
- 1986Lindsay Lohan, American actress
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