July 20: Day of the Week
July 20, 2020 is the 202nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1866Austro-Prussian War: Battle of Lissa – The Austrian Navy , led by Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, defeats the Italian Navy near the island of Vis in the Adriatic Sea.
- 1940California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
- 1940Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
- 1954Germany: Otto John, head of West Germany’s secret service, defects to East Germany.
- 1960Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world’s first elected female head of government.
- 1960The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
- 1968The first Special Olympics is held.
- 1969A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
- 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.
- 1974Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'etat, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
Who were born on July 20?
- 1934Uwe Johnson, German writer (d. 1984)
- 1942Ron Bowden, Australian politician
- 1943Dennis Yost, lead singer of the Classics IV (d. 2008)
- 1945Harrison Ellenshaw, American matte painter
- 1956Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
- 1964Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
- 1966Agot Isidro, Filipina actress
- 1973Omar Epps, American actor
- 1976Erica Hill, American news anchor
- 1978Will Solomon, American basketball player
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