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Sunday July 19, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1333
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.
  • 1843
    Brunel’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.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Fromelles – British and Australian troops attack German trenches in a prelude to the Battle of the Somme.
  • 1919
    Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen riot and burn down Luton Town Hall.
  • 1942
    World 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.
  • 1961
    Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.
  • 1963
    Joe 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.
  • 1976
    Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
  • 1981
    In 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.
  • 1983
    The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.

Who were born on July 19?

  • 1688
    Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
  • 1771
    Thomas Talbot, Irish-born Canadian administrator (d. 1853)
  • 1819
    Gottfried Keller, Swiss writer (d. 1890)
  • 1922
    George McGovern, American politician
  • 1938
    Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1950
    Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • 1951
    Reza Kianian, Iranian actor
  • 1973
    Laurits Munch-Petersen, Danish film director
  • 1976
    Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1977
    Tony Mamaluke, American professional wrestler

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