What happened this day in history July 4, 1976

What are the important events that happened on July 4, 1976? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 4, 1976: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 4, 1976 is the 186th day of the year 1976 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 21, 1976 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 3,421,440 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 ‘hectaoctacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $753.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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July 4, 1976 Historical Events

  • 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, 1976?

  • 1976
    Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)
  • 1976
    Yevgeniya Medvedeva-Arbuzova, Russian cross-country skier

Who died on July 4, 1976?

  • 1976
    Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • 1976
    Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier and Entebbe rescue commander (b. 1946)

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