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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1915Militia officer Henry Pedris executed by firing squad at Colombo, Ceylon - an act widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice by the British colonial authorities.
- 1937Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge – Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
- 1944World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
- 1959Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
- 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.
- 1985Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
- 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?
- 1746Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (d. 1826)
- 1927Doc Severinsen, American composer and jazz trumpeter
- 1941Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby player and coach
- 1966Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
- 1967Jackie Neal, American singer (d. 2005)
- 1971Alistair Potts, British rower
- 1973José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player
- 1979Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter
- 1982Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail)
- 1988Lukas Rosenthal, German rugby player
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