July 19: Day of the Week
July 19, 2020 was the 201st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 165 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1333Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.
- 1843Brunel’s steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and also becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.
- 1916World War I: Battle of Fromelles – British and Australian troops attack German trenches in a prelude to the Battle of the Somme.
- 1919Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen riot and burn down Luton Town Hall.
- 1942World War II: Battle of the Atlantic – German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions in response to the effective American convoy system.
- 1961Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.
- 1963Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.
- 1976Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
- 1981In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime Minister François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.
- 1983The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
Who were born on July 19?
- 1688Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
- 1771Thomas Talbot, Irish-born Canadian administrator (d. 1853)
- 1819Gottfried Keller, Swiss writer (d. 1890)
- 1922George McGovern, American politician
- 1938Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1950Freddy Moore, American songwriter
- 1951Reza Kianian, Iranian actor
- 1973Laurits Munch-Petersen, Danish film director
- 1976Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
- 1977Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler
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