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.
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 BCThe Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeats Cleombrotus I, takes place.
- 1044The Battle of Ménfő between troops led by Emperor Henry III and Magyar forces led by King Samuel takes place.
- 1535Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
- 1557King 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.
- 18923,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
- 1893The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
- 1919The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
- 1936A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 ft into the River Irwell.
- 1978The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
- 1988The 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?
- 1747John Paul Jones, American naval commander (d. 1792)
- 1886Marc Bloch, French historian (d.1944)
- 1939Jet Harris, English bassist (The Shadows) (d. 2011)
- 1946Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
- 1953Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1967Omar Olivares, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1972Greg Norton, American baseball player
- 1978Tia Mowry, American actress
- 1980Kenny Deuchar, Scottish Footballer and Doctor
- 1984Lauren Harris, British rock singer
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