July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2020 was the 189th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1543French troops invade Luxembourg.
- 1770The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
- 1846Mexican-American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California.
- 1911The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
- 1915World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
- 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).
- 1959Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
- 1981U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1985Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
Who were born on July 7?
- 1746Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (d. 1826)
- 1904Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
- 1933Murray Halberg, New Zealand middle distance runner
- 1955Len Barker, American baseball player
- 1960Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
- 1963Vonda Shepard, American singer
- 1974Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978Chris Andersen, American basketball player
- 1980Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
- 1984Marie-Mai, Canadian singer
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