July 19: Day of the Week
July 19, 2020 is the 201st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1544Italian War of 1542: the first Siege of Boulogne begins.
- 1553Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days of reign.
- 1588Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.
- 1908Dutch football club Feyenoord was founded
- 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.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Cape Spada – The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
- 1976Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
- 1985The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.
- 1989United Airlines flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 112 of the 296 passengers.
Who were born on July 19?
- 1888Enno Lolling, German physician (d. 1945)
- 1892Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)
- 1893Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1930)
- 1938Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
- 1946Alan Gorrie, Scottish musician (Average White Band)
- 1947Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)
- 1958David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor
- 1976Benedict Cumberbatch, British actor
- 1982Jared Padalecki, American actor
- 1984Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
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