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
Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples.
Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.
Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
City of Providence, Rhode Island forms.
Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament’s Coercive Acts
The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.
Nazi Germans massacre Polish scientists and writers in the captured Ukrainian city of Lviv.
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.
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.
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?
Flor Peeters, Belgian composer, organist and teacher (d. 1986)
Gerard Debreu, French economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
Eva Marie Saint, American actress
Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)
Brian Willson, American peace activist
Kirk Pengilly, Australian musician
Pam Shriver, American former tennis player
Keiko Ihara, Japanese racing driver
Tania Davis, Australian violist
Max Elliott Slade, American film actor
Who died on July 4?
Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
Buddie Petit, American jazz musician (b. 1895)
Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American industrialist (b. 1884)
Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (b. 1934)
Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
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