July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2023 is the 185th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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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 4: This Day in History
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
July 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1456The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe)
- 1634The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (Quebec, Canada)
- 1774Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts
- 1887The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
- 1892Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
- 1894The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
- 1903Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
- 1951A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on a charge of espionage.
- 1960Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Act).
- 2004The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Who were born on July 4?
- 1799King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway (d. 1859)
- 1928Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- 1929Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
- 1930George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
- 1951Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
- 1964Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
- 1965Harvey Grant, American basketball player
- 1967Andy Walker (journalist), Canadian television personality
- 1972Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler
- 1985Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
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