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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 21, 2019 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,036,640 minutes 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 205 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 2,386 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

  • 414
    Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria who reigns as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • 1120
    Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death.
  • 1187
    The Crusades: Battle of Hattin – Saladin defeats Guy of Lusignan, King of Jerusalem.
  • 1456
    The Siege of Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade) begins. (Part of the Ottoman wars in Europe)
  • 1534
    Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
  • 1803
    The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.
  • 1881
    In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
  • 1903
    Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.

Who were born on July 4?

  • 1847
    James Anthony Bailey, American circus impresario (d. 1906)
  • 1897
    Alluri Sita Rama Raju, Indian Freedom Fighter (d. 1924)
  • 1911
    Mitch Miller, American entertainer (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer
  • 1931
    Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish actor (d. 1977)
  • 1935
    Paul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada
  • 1940
    Karolyn Grimes, American actress
  • 1960
    Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • 1964
    Cle Kooiman, American soccer player
  • 1972
    Oleg Prudius, Ukrainian professional wrestler

Who died on July 4?

  • 1551
    Gregory Cromwell, English nobleman (b. 1514)
  • 1854
    Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist (b. 1781)
  • 1882
    Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • 1902
    Swami Vivekananda, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1863)
  • 1910
    Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835)
  • 1989
    Jack Haig, British actor (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician and historian (b. 1903)
  • 1997
    Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (b. 1934)
  • 1999
    Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), British street entertainer (b. 1932)

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