July 6: Day of the Week
July 6, 2021 was the 187th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1483Richard III is crowned King of England.
- 1484Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
- 1560The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
- 1573Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
- 18923,800 striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving 10 dead and dozens wounded.
- 1919The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
- 1939Holocaust: the last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
- 1957Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
- 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.
- 1999U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, for his relationship with transgender showgirl and former Navy Corpsman Calpernia Addams.
Who were born on July 6?
- 1903Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1982)
- 1912Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2006)
- 1916Harold Norse, American writer (d. 2009)
- 1937Ned Beatty, American actor
- 1940Jeannie Seely, American country music singer
- 1946Peter Singer, Australian philosopher
- 1949Phyllis Hyman, American soul singer and actress (d. 1995)
- 1967James Hannon, American filmmaker
- 1993Jeremiah Godby, American ultramarathon runner
- 1994Rebecca Rosso, English actress
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