About July 7

July 7, 2021 is the 188th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 209 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 7: More About This Day

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.

What Happened On July 7

  • 1456
    A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
  • 1534
    European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick.
  • 1770
    The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
  • 1798
    Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the “war”.
  • 1807
    Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
  • 1915
    An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
  • 1941
    World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation.
  • 1946
    Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
  • 1953
    Ernesto “Che” Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
  • 1954
    Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right.”
  • 1958
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
  • 1959
    Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
  • 1978
    The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1980
    During the Lebanese civil war, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Turkish Armed Forces withdraw from northern Iraq after assisting the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Iraqi Kurdish Civil War.
  • 2002
    A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.

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