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.
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)
- 911Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
- 1304Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
- 1402Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Battle of Ankara – Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I.
- 1871British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
- 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.
- 1940California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
- 1944World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
- 1950Cold War: In Philadelphia, Harry Gold pleads guilty to spying for the Soviet Union by passing secrets from atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1989Burma’s ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1873Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
- 1930Giannis Agouris, Greek writer and journalist (d. 2006)
- 1941Periklis Korovesis, Greek author and journalist
- 1953Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
- 1960Claudio Langes, Italian racing driver
- 1964Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
- 1975Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
- 1977Alessandro dos Santos, naturalized Japanese footballer
- 1988Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
- 1991William Tomlin, British actor
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