July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2020 is the 189th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1534European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
- 1585The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
- 1834In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.
- 1892Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established, contributing to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
- 1898U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
- 1930Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
- 1956Fritz Moravec and two other Austrian mountaineers make the first ascent of Gasherbrum II (8,035 m).
- 1959Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
- 1985Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
- 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?
- 1901Sam Katzman, American film producer (d. 1973)
- 1908Revilo P. Oliver, American academic and White nationalism advocate (d. 1994)
- 1930Theodore Edgar McCarrick, American cardinal
- 1933Bruce Wells, English boxer and actor (d. 2009)
- 1968Amy Carlson, American actress
- 1970Erik Zabel, German cyclist
- 1973Troy Garity, American actor
- 1980John Buck, American baseball player
- 1981Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
- 2000Princess Purnika of Nepal
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