What happened this day in history July 4, 1997

What are the important events that happened on July 4, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 4, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 4, 1997 is the 185th day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 180 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 21, 1997 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 14,466,240 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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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,673.00. (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.

Ox 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, 1997 Historical Events

  • 1997
    NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

Who died on July 4, 1997?

  • 1997
    Charles Kuralt, American television presenter (b. 1934)
  • 1997
    John Zachary Young, English zoologist (b. 1907)

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