July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2020 was the 186th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 836Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples.
- 1187The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
- 1569The King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Sigismund II Augustus finally sign the document of union between Poland and Lithuania, creating new country known as Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- 1610The Battle of Klushino between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.
- 1803The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
- 1892Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
- 1913President Woodrow Wilson addresses American Civil War veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913.
- 1939Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself “The luckiest man on the face of the earth” as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
- 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.
- 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).
Who were born on July 4?
- 1872Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
- 1895Irving Caesar, American lyricist and composer (d. 1996)
- 1903Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
- 1912Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
- 1942Floyd Little, American football player
- 1946Ron Kovic, American peace activist
- 1948Jeremy Spencer, English musician
- 1948René Arnoux, French race car driver
- 1948Tommy Körberg, Swedish singer and actor
- 1960Mark Steel, British socialist columnist and comedian
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