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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 64Great Fire of Rome: a fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control. According to a popular, but untrue legend, Nero fiddled as the city burned.
- 711Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete – Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
- 1544Italian War of 1542: the first Siege of Boulogne begins.
- 1545The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
- 1588Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.
- 1864Taiping Rebellion: Third Battle of Nanking – The Qing Dynasty finally defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.
- 1947The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.
- 1964Vietnam War: at a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.
- 1972Dhofar Rebellion: British SAS units help the Omani government against Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman rebels in the Battle of Mirbat.
- 1976Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
Who were born on July 19?
- 1789John Martin, English painter (d. 1854)
- 1800Juan José Flores, Venezuelan military commander and Ecuadorian politician (d. 1864)
- 1938Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
- 1948Keith Godchaux, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1980)
- 1951Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
- 1961Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
- 1967Stuart Howe, Canadian operatic tenor
- 1973Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor
- 1980Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player
- 1981Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
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