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Wednesday July 6, 2022

July 6: Day of the Week

July 6, 2022 is the 187th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2022

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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)

  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
  • 1609
    Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1779
    Battle of Grenada: French victory over British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1905
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1936
    A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 ft into the River Irwell.
  • 1947
    The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1967
    Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
  • 1978
    The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
  • 1998
    Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
  • 2006
    The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

Who were born on July 6?

  • 1900
    Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and supercentenarian (d. 2012)
  • 1916
    Harold Norse, American writer (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Ned Beatty, American actor
  • 1937
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-born pianist and conductor
  • 1941
    Reinhard Roder, German football player and manager
  • 1946
    George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
  • 1947
    Richard Beckinsale, English actor (d. 1979)
  • 1948
    Tom Curley, American media executive
  • 1957
    Ron Duguay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1993
    Jeremiah Godby, American ultramarathon runner

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