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 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)
- 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.
- 1885The Football Association legalizes professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.
- 1903The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.
- 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.
- 1951King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
- 1961French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1985The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
- 1989Burma’s ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Who were born on July 20?
- 810Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
- 1304Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
- 1537Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
- 1934Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress (d. 1996)
- 1939Judy Chicago, American artist
- 1945Harrison Ellenshaw, American matte painter
- 1950Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
- 1953Thomas Friedman, American journalist
- 1964Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
- 1971Charles Johnson, American baseball player
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