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)
- 1456A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
- 1585The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
- 1928Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
- 1941World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
- 1941World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.
- 1944World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
- 1958U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
- 1978The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
- 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?
- 1904Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
- 1931David Eddings, American fantasy novelist (d. 2009)
- 1942Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
- 1965Paula Devicq, Canadian actress
- 1969Robin Weigert, American actress
- 1971Alistair Potts, British rower
- 1973Matt Mantei, American baseball player
- 1982Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
- 1984Alberto Aquilani, Italian footballer
- 1989Kim Bum, South Korean actor
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