July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2019 was the 185th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 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)
- 993Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
- 1359Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.
- 1827Slavery is abolished in New York State.
- 1831Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
- 1837Grand Junction Railway, the world’s first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
- 1878Thoroughbred horses Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarty run a match race, immortalized in the song Molly and Tenbrooks.
- 1887The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
- 1910African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
- 1966President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year.
- 1997NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
Who were born on July 4?
- 68Salonina Matidia, niece of Emperor Trajan (d. 119)
- 1904Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)
- 1929Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
- 1932Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian athlete
- 1946Tish Howard, American model
- 1957Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
- 1972Nina Badrić, Croatian singer
- 1973Elton Williams, Montserratian footballer
- 1983Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian model
- 1986Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese soccer player
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