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, 1,594,080,000 seconds 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.
  • 1585
    The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
  • 1807
    Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
  • 1915
    Militia officer Henry Pedris executed by firing squad at Colombo, Ceylon - an act widely regarded as a miscarriage of justice by the British colonial authorities.
  • 1915
    World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
  • 1944
    World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
  • 1953
    Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
  • 1959
    Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
  • 1980
    Institution of sharia in Iran.
  • 1981
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Who were born on July 7?

  • 1906
    Satchel Paige, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1911
    Gretchen Franklin, English actress (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Alan Armer, American television producer, and director (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
  • 1960
    Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
  • 1965
    Sam Holbrook, American baseball umpire
  • 1972
    Kirsten Vangsness, American actress
  • 1973
    Troy Garity, American actor
  • 1974
    Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Udo Schwarz, German rugby player

Who died on July 7?

  • 1537
    Madeleine of Valois, French-born Queen consort of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)
  • 1776
    Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1925
    Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b. 1871)
  • 1968
    Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1972
    Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1886)
  • 1976
    Walter Giesler, American football coach (b. 1910)
  • 1981
    Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist (b. 1908)
  • 1990
    Bill Cullen, American game show host (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    M. K. O. Abiola, Nigerian industrialist and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Vlado Kristl, Croatian painter, animator and film director (b. 1923)

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