July 4: Day of the Week
July 4, 2023 was the 185th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 180 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
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)
- 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.
- 1776American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
- 1778American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
- 1831Samuel Francis Smith wrote My Country, 'Tis of Thee for the Boston, MA July 4th festivities.
- 1878Thoroughbred horses Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarty run a match race, immortalized in the song Molly and Tenbrooks.
- 1886The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
- 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.
- 1950The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
Who were born on July 4?
- 1790George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
- 1826Stephen Foster, American songwriter (d. 1864)
- 1867Stephen Mather, American entrepreneur and conservationist (d. 1930)
- 1898Gertrude Lawrence, English-born actress (d. 1952)
- 1928Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer
- 1958Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
- 1964Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
- 1964Mark Whiting, American filmmaker and actor
- 1973Gackt, Japanese musician
- 1990David Kross, German actor
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