July 6: Day of the Week
July 6, 2019 was the 187th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1348Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting the Jews accused to have caused the Black Death.
- 1495First Italian War: Battle of Fornovo – Charles VIII defeats the Holy League, but ultimately ends his attempted conquest of Italy.
- 1535Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
- 1630Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
- 1885Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
- 1887David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
- 1917World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
- 1957Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
- 1957John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles are introduced to each other when Lennon’s band the Quarrymen performs at the St. Peter’s Church Hall fête in Woolton.
- 1989The Israeli 405 Bus slaughter in which 14 bus passengers are killed when an Arab assaulted the bus driver as the bus is driving by the edge of a cliff.
Who were born on July 6?
- 1837Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, Indian scholar (d. 1925)
- 1885Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1904Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of the Salvation Army (d. 1996)
- 1921Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the United States
- 1936Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
- 1939Jet Harris, English bassist (The Shadows) (d. 2011)
- 1940Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh politician, 1st President of Kazakhstan
- 1946Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
- 1972Greg Norton, American baseball player
- 1977Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer
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