July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2019 was the 201st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek – Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
- 1932In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.
- 19341934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
- 1934Labor unrest in the U.S.: as police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
- 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.
- 1940Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
- 1950Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
- 1954Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany’s secret service, defects to East Germany.
- 1960Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world’s first elected female head of government.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1893George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
- 1930Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
- 1948Muse Watson, American actor
- 1960Claudio Langes, Italian racing driver
- 1971Charles Johnson, American baseball player
- 1974Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1974Phofo, American musician
- 1975Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
- 1978Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
- 1982Percy Daggs III, American actor
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