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Monday July 20, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek – Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
  • 1866
    Austro-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.
  • 1885
    The Football Association legalizes professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company ships its first car.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Corfu Declaration, which leads to the creation of the post-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is signed by the Yugoslav Committee and Kingdom of Serbia.
  • 1934
    1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
  • 1936
    The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland, authorizing Turkey to fortify the Dardanelles and Bosphorus but guaranteeing free passage to ships of all nations in peacetime.
  • 1940
    California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
  • 1974
    Turkish occupation of Cyprus: Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a coup d'etat, organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios.
  • 1985
    The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.

Who were born on July 20?

  • 1919
    Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1942
    Pete Hamilton, American race car driver
  • 1945
    Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1947
    Gerd Binnig, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1968
    Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian director
  • 1974
    Phofo, American musician
  • 1988
    Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor

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