July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2019 is the 203rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 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.
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)
- 1499Battle of Dornach – The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War – Battle of Salamanca – British forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.
- 1894The 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.
- 1937New Deal: the United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1944The Polish Committee of National Liberation publishes its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland
- 1962Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
- 1976Japan 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
- 1993Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- 2002Israel kills Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
- 2011Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1733Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
- 1908Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
- 1935Tom Cartwright, English cricketer (d. 2007)
- 1946Paul Schrader, American film director and screenwriter
- 1954Steve LaTourette, American politician
- 1973Daniel Jones, English-born Australian musician (Savage Garden)
- 1973Mike Sweeney, American baseball player
- 1973Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)
- 1973Rufus Wainwright, Canadian singer
- 1978Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer
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