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.
  • 1543
    French troops invade Luxembourg.
  • 1575
    Raid of the Redeswire, the last major battle between England and Scotland.
  • 1585
    The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.
  • 1807
    Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
  • 1863
    United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
  • 1898
    U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
  • 1911
    The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
  • 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).
  • 1941
    World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.
  • 1946
    Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
  • 1958
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
  • 2005
    A series of four explosions occurs on London’s transport system killing 56 people including four alleged suicide bombers and injuring over 700 others.

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