July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2020 was the 204th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1298Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Falkirk – King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk.
- 1686Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
- 1793Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
- 1796Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
- 1797Battle 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.
- 1943World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
- 1946King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.
- 1983Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
- 1993Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- 2005Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1535Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
- 1713Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
- 1733Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
- 1923Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate
- 1923Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
- 1935Tom Cartwright, English cricketer (d. 2007)
- 1964John Leguizamo, Colombian actor
- 1967Lauren Booth, British journalist
- 1982Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lankan cricketer
- 1983Steven Jackson, American football player
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