July 10: Day of the Week
July 10, 2020 was the 192nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 174 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
- 1645English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.
- 1951Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.
- 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.
- 1973John Paul Getty III, grandson of oil magnate J. Paul Getty, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
- 1973The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1997Partido Popular (Spain) member Miguel Ángel Blanco is kidnapped in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.
- 2000A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.
- 2006Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan, shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.
- 2011Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sunk in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, leading to 122 deaths.
Who were born on July 10?
- 1625Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)
- 1903John Wyndham, British author (d. 1969)
- 1920Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
- 1934Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer
- 1946Sue Lyon, American actress
- 1949Greg Kihn, American pop musician & radio personality
- 1965Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
- 1969Jamie Glover, British actor
- 1969Vicky Morales, Filipina broadcast journalist
- 1980Jessica Simpson, American singer
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