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Wednesday July 6, 2022

July 6: Day of the Week

July 6, 2022 was the 187th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1484
    Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.
  • 1560
    The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
  • 1630
    Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
  • 1751
    Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.
  • 1785
    The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.
  • 1885
    Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
  • 1919
    The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 1933
    The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League 4–2.
  • 1986
    Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

Who were born on July 6?

  • 1747
    John Paul Jones, American naval commander (d. 1792)
  • 1782
    Maria Luisa of Spain, Duchess of Lucca and Queen of Etruria (d. 1824)
  • 1865
    Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and music educator (d. 1950)
  • 1904
    Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of the Salvation Army (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    Ernst Haefliger, Swiss singer (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Ned Beatty, American actor
  • 1966
    Brian Posehn, American actor
  • 1969
    Brian Van Holt, American actor
  • 1975
    Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
  • 1987
    Matt O'Leary, American actor

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