What happened this day in history July 4

What are the important events that happened on July 4? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 4: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 4 is the 185th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 21, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,656,892,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontapentagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 202 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,482 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 4: This Day In History

The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

July 4 Historical Events

  • 836
    Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples.
  • 1253
    Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
  • 1534
    Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
  • 1636
    City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
  • 1774
    Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts
  • 1886
    The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
  • 1941
    Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
  • 1943
    World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world’s largest tank battle at Prokhorovka village.
  • 1969
    Two teens (one male, one female) are attacked at Blue Rock Springs in California. They are the second (known) victims of the Zodiac Killer. The male survives.
  • 1976
    Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.

Who were born on July 4?

  • 1903
    Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    Gerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Eva Marie Saint, American actress
  • 1929
    Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1941
    Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • 1958
    Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
  • 1962
    Pam Shriver, American former tennis player
  • 1973
    Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975
    Tania Davis, Australian violist
  • 1980
    Max Elliott Slade, American film actor

Who died on July 4?

  • 1761
    Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1831
    James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
  • 1931
    Buddie Petit, American jazz musician (b. 1895)
  • 1970
    Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (b. 1884)
  • 1975
    Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • 1997
    Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (b. 1934)
  • 2002
    Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2008
    Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2009
    Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)

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