July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2019 was the 203rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1099First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- 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.
- 1942The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
- 1944The Polish Committee of National Liberation publishes its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland
- 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.
- 1992Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1898Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet, short story writer and novelist (d. 1943)
- 1913Licia Albanese, American opera singer
- 1924Margaret Whiting, American singer (d. 2011)
- 1949Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai
- 1953Paul Quarrington, Canadian playwright and educator (d. 2010)
- 1963Emily Saliers, American singer (Indigo Girls)
- 1967Lauren Booth, British journalist
- 1974Franka Potente, German actress
- 1983Sharni Vinson, Australian actress and model
- 1985Akira Tozawa, Japanese professional wrestler
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