July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2019 is the 185th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1253Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
- 1610The Battle of Klushino between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish-Muscovite War.
- 1802At West Point, New York the United States Military Academy opens.
- 1881In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
- 1886The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States.
- 1892Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
- 1903Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
- 1934Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
- 1993Sumitomo Chemical’s resin plant in Nihama explodes killing one worker and injuring three others.
- 2004The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Who were born on July 4?
- 1826Stephen Foster, American songwriter (d. 1864)
- 1845Thomas Barnardo, Irish humanitarian (d. 1905)
- 1868Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
- 1920Fritz Wilde, German footballer (d. 1977)
- 1931Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
- 1961Richard Garriott, English video game designer
- 1976Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova, Russian cross-country skier
- 1983Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer
- 1984Gina Glocksen, American singer
- 1986Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer
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