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Monday July 6, 2020

July 6: Day of the Week

July 6, 2020 was the 188th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 178 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2020

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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.
  • 1253
    Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.
  • 1573
    Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • 1609
    Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
  • 1885
    Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
  • 1905
    Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
  • 1917
    World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.
  • 1919
    The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  • 1978
    The Taunton sleeping car fire occurs in Taunton, Somerset killing twelve people.
  • 2006
    The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

Who were born on July 6?

  • 1766
    Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist (d. 1813)
  • 1868
    Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, member of the British Royal Family (d. 1935)
  • 1917
    Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (d. 2004)
  • 1925
    Gazi Yasargil, Turkish medical scientist and neurosurgeon (d. 1993)
  • 1927
    Alan Freeman, Australian-born British DJ and radio personality (d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Rodney Matthews, English fantasy artist and illustrator
  • 1947
    Richard Beckinsale, English actor (d. 1979)
  • 1951
    Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
  • 1961
    Rick Price, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Matt O'Leary, American actor

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