July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2021 was the 188th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1798Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the “war”.
- 1834In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
- 1863United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
- 1915World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1983Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
- 1985Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
Who were born on July 7?
- 1884Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
- 1901Sam Katzman, American film producer (d. 1973)
- 1927Charlie Louvin, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2011) (Louvin Brothers)
- 1933Murray Halberg, New Zealand middle distance runner
- 1941Bill Oddie, English comedian and ornithologist
- 1952Mando Guerrero, Mexican professional wrestler
- 1968Allen Payne, American actor
- 1972Lisa Leslie, American basketball player
- 1973Troy Garity, American actor
- 1983Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
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