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Tuesday July 6, 2021

July 6: Day of the Week

July 6, 2021 is the 187th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 371 BC
    The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeats Cleombrotus I, takes place.
  • 1044
    The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
  • 1535
    Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
  • 1557
    King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually results in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.
  • 1892
    3,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
  • 1893
    The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
  • 1919
    The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
  • 1988
    The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. 167 oil workers are killed, making it the world’s worst offshore oil disaster.

Who were born on July 6?

  • 1747
    John Paul Jones, American naval commander (d. 1792)
  • 1886
    Marc Bloch, French historian (d.1944)
  • 1939
    Jet Harris, English bassist (The Shadows) (d. 2011)
  • 1946
    Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
  • 1953
    Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967
    Omar Olivares, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1972
    Greg Norton, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Tia Mowry, American actress
  • 1980
    Kenny Deuchar, Scottish Footballer and Doctor
  • 1984
    Lauren Harris, British rock singer

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