July 6: Day of the Week
July 6, 2018 was the 187th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1535Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.
- 1573Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
- 1779Battle of Grenada: French victory over British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.
- 1892Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
- 1919The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
- 1957John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles are introduced to each other when Lennon’s band the Quarrymen performs at the St. Peter’s Church Hall fête in Woolton.
- 1964Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1967Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
- 1986Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.
- 1994Storm King Mountain, Glenwood Springs, Colorado: South Canyon Fire: 14 firefighters died in the fire.
Who were born on July 6?
- 1766Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist (d. 1813)
- 1868Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, member of the British Royal Family (d. 1935)
- 1921Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the United States
- 1937Gene Chandler, American soul singer
- 1937Ned Beatty, American actor
- 1939Mary Peters, British athlete
- 1948Brad Park, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1960Asahifuji Seiya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 63rd Yokozuna
- 1964Cristina D'Avena, Italian singer and actress
- 1972Greg Norton, American baseball player
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