July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2019 is the 188th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1770The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.
- 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.
- 1898U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
- 1915An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
- 1930Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
- 1952The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop’s Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
- 1953Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
- 1954Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
Who were born on July 7?
- 1848Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician (d. 1919)
- 1904Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
- 1911Gretchen Franklin, English actress (d. 2005)
- 1924Mary Ford, American singer (d. 1977)
- 1947Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
- 1955Len Barker, American baseball player
- 1960Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
- 1965Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
- 1972Lisa Leslie, American basketball player
- 1977D-Loc, American rapper (Kottonmouth Kings)
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