July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2019 was the 188th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1834In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
- 1863United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
- 1928Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
- 1930Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
- 1941World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
- 1941World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.
- 1944World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
- 1983Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
- 2005A series of four explosions occurs on London’s transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.
- 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?
- 1851Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
- 1906Anton Karas, Austrian zither player (d. 1985)
- 1929Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
- 1944Tony Jacklin, English golfer
- 1947Howard Rheingold, American critic and writer
- 1965Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
- 1973Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1979Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
- 1983Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
- 1987Julianna Guill, American actress
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