- North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
- Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
Sri Lanka sets new ODI cricket record score 443-9 in a World Cup win over Netherlands in Amstelveen (Jayasuriya 157, Dilshan 117no)
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 17 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No
Holidays: Independence Day (United States)
- #1 Song: Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado Featuring Timbaland
- #1 Song: Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean