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Wednesday July 20, 2022

July 20: Day of the Week

July 20, 2022 is the 201st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1938
    The 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
  • 1960
    Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world’s first elected female head of government.
  • 1968
    The first Special Olympics is held.
  • 1977
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
  • 1992
    Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

Who were born on July 20?

  • 1909
    Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • 1924
    Thomas Berger, American novelist
  • 1933
    Rex Williams, English snooker player
  • 1942
    Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • 1948
    Muse Watson, American actor
  • 1953
    Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • 1964
    Dean Winters, American actor
  • 1966
    Anton du Beke, British ballroom dancer
  • 1977
    Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
  • 1991
    William Tomlin, British actor

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