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Tuesday July 20, 2021

July 20: Day of the Week

July 20, 2021 was the 201st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1807
    Nicéphore 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.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.
  • 1932
    In 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.
  • 1934
    Labor unrest in the U.S.: as police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
  • 1940
    California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
  • 1951
    King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
  • 1968
    The first Special Olympics is held.
  • 1969
    Apollo 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.
  • 1977
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
  • 1999
    Falun Gong is banned in the People’s Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.

Who were born on July 20?

  • 1909
    Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • 1912
    George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1934
    Uwe Johnson, German writer (d. 1984)
  • 1942
    T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer
  • 1954
    Larry Levan, American DJ (d. 1992)
  • 1964
    Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
  • 1968
    Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
  • 1975
    Ray Allen, American basketball player
  • 1985
    John Francis Daley, American actor

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