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Saturday July 20, 2019

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 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.

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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)

  • 1738
    Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
  • 1810
    Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
  • 1864
    American 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.
  • 1940
    California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
  • 1941
    Soviet leader Joseph Stalin consolidates the Commissariats of Home Affairs and National Security to form the NKVD and names Lavrenti Beria its chief.
  • 1954
    Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany’s secret service, defects to East Germany.
  • 1968
    The first Special Olympics is held.
  • 1969
    A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
  • 1977
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
  • 1980
    The United Nations Security Council votes 14-0 that member states should not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Who were born on July 20?

  • 1797
    Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1895
    László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • 1912
    George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1919
    Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    Sally Ann Howes, English-born singer and actress
  • 1956
    Michael Gordon, American composer
  • 1957
    Donna Dixon, American actress
  • 1958
    Peter Fraßmann, German footballer
  • 1959
    Radney Foster, Texas country music singer/songwriter
  • 1985
    David Mundy, Australian rules footballer

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