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
European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
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.
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
Institution of sharia in Iran.
Yugoslav Wars: the Brioni Agreement ends the ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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?
Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
Vittorio De Sica, Italian director (d. 1974)
David McCullough, American historian and author
Sam Holbrook, American baseball umpire
Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
Amy Carlson, American actress
Cree Summer, American voice actress
Sylke Otto, German luger
Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)
Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
Who died on July 7?
Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher (b. 1721)
David Herold, American conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b. 1871)
Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower (b. 1904)
Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1886)
Carl Boenish, American BASE jumping supporter (b. 1941)
Julie Campbell Tatham, American writer (b. 1908)
Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)
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