July 2: Day of the Week
July 2, 2021 is the 183rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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 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.
- 706In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
- 1613The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
- 1644English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
- 1777Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.
- 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.
- 1900The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- 1966The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
- 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?
- 1489Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1556)
- 1896Lydia Mei, Estonian painter (d. 1965)
- 1900Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
- 1908Thurgood Marshall, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1993)
- 1916Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German combat pilot, the highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
- 1941Stéphane Venne, French-Canadian songwriter
- 1964Joe Magrane, American baseball player
- 1970Scotty 2 Hotty, American professional wrestler
- 1981Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
- 1992Madison Chock, American ice dancer
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