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Wednesday July 22, 2020

July 22: Day of the Week

July 22, 2020 is the 204th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1484
    Battle of Lochmaben Fair – A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany’s brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
  • 1797
    Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Battle between Spanish and British naval forces during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Battle, Rear-Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm and the arm had to be partially amputated.
  • 1894
    The first ever motorized racing event is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race is won by Comte Jules-Albert de Dion.
  • 1933
    Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1942
    The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1951
    Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.
  • 1976
    Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during the imperial Japan’s conquest of the country in the Second World War
  • 1991
    Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.
  • 2002
    Israel kills Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
  • 2003
    Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay’s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.

Who were born on July 22?

  • 1944
    Anand Satyanand, New Zealander politician
  • 1944
    Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1949
    Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai
  • 1951
    Patriarch Daniel of Romania, Head of the Romanian Orthodox Church
  • 1954
    Steve LaTourette, American politician
  • 1963
    Rob Estes, American actor
  • 1964
    John Leguizamo, Colombian actor
  • 1978
    Martyn Lee, English radio presenter
  • 1983
    Arsenie Todiraş, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • 1985
    Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-born American rugby player

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