July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2020 is the 202nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1402Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara – Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
- 1807Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon Bonaparte for the Pyréolophore, the world’s first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
- 1936The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
- 1938The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
- 1951King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
- 1960The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1969A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
- 1980The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
- 1989Burma’s ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1901Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
- 1924Thomas Berger, American novelist
- 1930Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
- 1933Rex Williams, English snooker player
- 1935Ted Rogers, English comedian (d. 2001)
- 1941Periklis Korovesis, Greek author and journalist
- 1964Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
- 1969Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
- 1974Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1975Ray Allen, American basketball player
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