July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2018 was the 201st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1304Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the stronghold using the War Wolf.
- 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.
- 1871British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
- 1932In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.
- 1944World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
- 1960The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1974Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'etat, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
- 1976The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
- 1980The 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?
- 1897Tadeus Reichstein, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (d. 1996)
- 1910Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
- 1923Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
- 1937Ken Ogata, Japanese actor (d. 2008)
- 1941Periklis Korovesis, Greek author and journalist
- 1953Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
- 1955Jem Finer, English musician and composer (The Pogues)
- 1957Nancy Cruzan, American figure in right-to-die case (d. 1990)
- 1959Radney Foster, Texas country music singer/songwriter
- 1968Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
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