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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1187The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
- 1456The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe)
- 1778American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
- 1803The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
- 1831Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
- 1863The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after its loss at the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Southern invasion of the North.
- 1886The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
- 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.
- 2006North 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?
- 1903Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
- 1957Rein Lang, Estonian politician and diplomat
- 1958Carl Valentine, English-born Canadian former footballer
- 1958Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
- 1967Andy Walker (journalist), Canadian television personality
- 1971Brendan Donnelly, American baseball player
- 1973Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
- 1981Dédé, Angolan soccer player
- 1983Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Spanish actor and singer
- 1993Thomas Barkhuizen, English footballer
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