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Friday July 9, 2021

July 9: Day of the Week

July 9, 2021 is the 190th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 455
    Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 1572
    Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
  • 1776
    George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York City for the first time.
  • 1811
    Explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
  • 1961
    Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
  • 1979
    A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by famed “Nazi hunters” Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

Who were born on July 9?

  • 1834
    Jan Neruda, Czech poet (d. 1891)
  • 1894
    Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1916
    Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • 1945
    Dean R. Koontz, American novelist
  • 1951
    Chris Cooper, American actor
  • 1955
    Steve Coppell, English footballer and manager
  • 1959
    Jim Kerr, Scottish singer (Simple Minds)
  • 1976
    Jochem Uytdehaage, Dutch speed skater
  • 1981
    Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1995
    Georgie Henley, English actress

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