July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2021 is the 188th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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 7: This Day in History
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced “Seven-seven”) have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London’s transport system. In China, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
July 7 Historical Event(s)
- 1798Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the “war”.
- 1846Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California.
- 1865American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
- 1930Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
- 1937Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
- 1953Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
- 1980Institution of sharia in Iran.
- 1983Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
- 2002A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
- 2011Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
Who were born on July 7?
- 1908Revilo P. Oliver, American academic and White nationalism advocate (d. 1994)
- 1911Gretchen Franklin, English actress (d. 2005)
- 1921Ezzard Charles, American boxer (d. 1975)
- 1925Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
- 1927Carmen Basilio, American boxer
- 1933Murray Halberg, New Zealand middle distance runner
- 1948Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
- 1967Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver
- 1973Matt Mantei, American baseball player
- 1987Julianna Guill, American actress
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