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.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.
  • 1892
    Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established, contributing to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
  • 1898
    U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
  • 1915
    An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
  • 1928
    Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
  • 1952
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    During the Lebanese civil war, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.
  • 1985
    Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17
  • 2002
    A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al Qaeda leader.
  • 2011
    Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.

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