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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)

  • 838
    Battle of Anzen: the Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.
  • 1686
    Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
  • 1706
    The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries’ Parliaments, lead to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War – Battle of Salamanca – British forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta – outside Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.
  • 1951
    Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.
  • 1962
    Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
  • 1977
    Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
  • 1991
    Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.
  • 2011
    Norway 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?

  • 1559
    Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
  • 1713
    Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1888
    Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-born American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
  • 1953
    Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
  • 1954
    Lonette McKee, American actress
  • 1954
    Steve LaTourette, American politician
  • 1964
    Rafael Addison, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
  • 1993
    Amber Beattie, English actress

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