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.
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)
- 1744The 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.
- 1754French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers.
- 1802At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
- 1826Thomas 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.
- 1827Slavery is abolished in New York State.
- 1838The Iowa Territory is organized.
- 1863American 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.
- 1903Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
- 1987In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (aka the “Butcher of Lyon”) is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 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?
- 1912Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
- 1917Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1947)
- 1942Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
- 1960Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler
- 1978Katia Zygouli, Greek model
- 1983Andy Mrotek, American musician
- 1983Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer
- 1985Kane Tenace, Australian rules footballer
- 1986Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese soccer player
- 1990David Kross, German actor
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