July 7: Day of the Week
July 7, 2023 is the 188th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
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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)
- 1456A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
- 1534European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
- 1807Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
- 1865American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
- 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.
- 1953Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
- 1981U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 2002A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
- 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?
- 1891Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese general (d. 1945)
- 1901Vittorio De Sica, Italian director (d. 1974)
- 1904Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
- 1937Tung Chee-Hwa, Hong Kong administrator
- 1947Gyanendra, deposed king of Nepal
- 1968Allen Payne, American actor
- 1968Jeff VanderMeer, American writer
- 1972Lisa Leslie, American basketball player
- 1986Ana Kasparian, American radio personality
- 2000Princess Purnika of Nepal
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