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
European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
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.
World War I: end of First Battle of the Isonzo.
World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.
Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
Institution of sharia in Iran.
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?
Satchel Paige, American baseball player (d. 1982)
Gretchen Franklin, English actress (d. 2005)
Alan Armer, American television producer, and director (d. 2010)
Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
Sam Holbrook, American baseball umpire
Kirsten Vangsness, American actress
Troy Garity, American actor
Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player
Udo Schwarz, German rugby player
Who died on July 7?
Madeleine of Valois, French-born Queen consort of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)
Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b. 1871)
Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (b. 1928)
Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1886)
Walter Giesler, American football coach (b. 1910)
Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist (b. 1908)
Bill Cullen, American game show host (b. 1920)
M. K. O. Abiola, Nigerian industrialist and politician (b. 1937)
Vlado Kristl, Croatian painter, animator and film director (b. 1923)
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