What happened this day in history July 7

What are the important events that happened on July 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 7 is the 189th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 24, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,568,000 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 ‘hectaoctacontaenneagon’ 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 220 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 2,755 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 7: This Day In History

The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced “Seven-seven”) have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London’s transport system. In China, this term is used to denote the Battle of Lugou Bridge started on July 7, 1937, marking the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

July 7 Historical Events

  • 1534
    European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
  • 1863
    United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
  • 1915
    World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
  • 1930
    Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
  • 1952
    The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop’s Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.
  • 1958
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
  • 1980
    Institution of sharia in Iran.
  • 1991
    Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2011
    Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.

Who were born on July 7?

  • 1053
    Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
  • 1901
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian director (d. 1974)
  • 1933
    David McCullough, American historian and author
  • 1965
    Sam Holbrook, American baseball umpire
  • 1966
    Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
  • 1968
    Amy Carlson, American actress
  • 1969
    Cree Summer, American voice actress
  • 1969
    Sylke Otto, German luger
  • 1980
    Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
  • 1982
    Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer

Who died on July 7?

  • 1776
    Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1790
    François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher (b. 1721)
  • 1865
    David Herold, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • 1925
    Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b. 1871)
  • 1927
    Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • 1964
    Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower (b. 1904)
  • 1972
    Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1886)
  • 1984
    Carl Boenish, American BASE jumping supporter (b. 1941)
  • 1999
    Julie Campbell Tatham, American writer (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)

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