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Saturday July 4, 2020

July 4: Day of the Week

July 4, 2020 is the 186th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1744
    The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois ceded lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, is signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • 1754
    French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
  • 1802
    At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
  • 1826
    Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • 1827
    Slavery is abolished in New York State.
  • 1838
    The Iowa Territory is organized.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg – Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. 150 miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate Army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.
  • 1903
    Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
  • 1987
    In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the “Butcher of Lyon”) is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 2006
    North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.

Who were born on July 4?

  • 1912
    Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
  • 1917
    Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
  • 1942
    Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
  • 1960
    Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
  • 1978
    Katia Zygouli, Greek model
  • 1983
    Andy Mrotek, American musician
  • 1983
    Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer
  • 1985
    Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
  • 1986
    Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese soccer player
  • 1990
    David Kross, German actor

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