July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2021 was the 185th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1534Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
- 1634The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (Quebec, Canada)
- 1810The French occupy Amsterdam.
- 1831Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
- 1881In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
- 1886The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
- 1918Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).
- 1934Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
- 1943World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world’s largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village.
- 1969Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
Who were born on July 4?
- 1330Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (d. 1367)
- 1799King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway (d. 1859)
- 1807Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian military and political figure (d. 1882)
- 1944Ray Meagher, Australian actor
- 1954Morganna Roberts, American entertainer
- 1963William Ramallo, former Bolivian footballer
- 1967Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player
- 1972Mike Knuble, Canadian hockey player
- 1980Kwame Steede, Bermudan footballer
- 1986Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
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