July 10: Day of the Week
July 10, 2020 is the 192nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 174 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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July 10 Historical Event(s)
- 1460Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick defeats the king’s Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
- 1553Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.
- 1645English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
- 1877The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.
- 1911The Royal Australian Navy was established by HM King George V of Australia.
- 1947Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by British Prime Minister Clement Attlee.
- 1962Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
- 1966The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
- 1997In London scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which support the “out of Africa theory” of human evolution placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
- 1998Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
Who were born on July 10?
- 1517Odet de Coligny, French cardinal and Protestant (d. 1571)
- 1902Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- 1920Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
- 1923Earl Hamner Jr., American author and television producer
- 1928Bernard Buffet, French painter (d. 1999)
- 1938Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter (d. 1972)
- 1940Brian Priestley, English jazz writer and pianist
- 1945Hal McRae American baseball player,
- 1963Richard Waites, British actor
- 1965Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
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