July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2019 is the 201st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 70First Jewish-Roman War: Siege of Jerusalem – Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, storms the Fortress of Antonia north of the Temple Mount. The Roman army is drawn into street fights with the Zealots.
- 1304Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
- 1738Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
- 1810Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
- 1940Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
- 1949Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their nineteen-month war.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1976The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
- 1977Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
- 1989Burma’s ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1889Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (d. 1971)
- 1909Eric Rowan, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1952 (d. 1993)
- 1918Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
- 1924Mort Garson, Canadian composer (d. 2008)
- 1929Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
- 1934Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (d. 1996)
- 1953Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
- 1962Lee Harris, English drummer (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
- 1964Dean Winters, American actor
- 1976Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
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