July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2021 is the 201st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1885The Football Association legalizes professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.
- 1922The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1935Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
- 1941Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief.
- 1950Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
- 1951King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
- 1969A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
- 1992Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
Who were born on July 20?
- 810Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
- 1822Gregor Mendel, German scientist, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
- 1909Eric Rowan, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1952 (d. 1993)
- 1919Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
- 1938Tony Oliva, Cuban baseball player
- 1956Ryo Ishibashi, Japanese actor
- 1962Lee Harris, English drummer (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
- 1964Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
- 1976Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
- 1988Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
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