July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2022 was the 201st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1903The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.
- 1922The League of Nations awards mandates of Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1941Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief.
- 1944World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1969Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on another world almost 7 hours later.
- 1976The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
- 1985The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1930Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
- 1935Ted Rogers, English comedian (d. 2001)
- 1938Roger Hunt, English footballer
- 1943Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (d. 2010)
- 1943Chris Amon, New Zealand racing driver
- 1964Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
- 1969Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
- 1978Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
- 1980Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
- 1997Billi Bruno, American actress
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