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 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.
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.
- 1793Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
- 1805Napoleonic Wars: War of the Third Coalition – Battle of Cape Finisterre – an inconclusive naval action is fought between a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.
- 1864American 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.
- 1933Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
- 1942The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
- 1943World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
- 1951Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.
- 1997The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
- 2002Israel kills Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1733Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
- 1863Alec Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1952)
- 1890Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)
- 1941Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
- 1948Otto Waalkes, German comedian
- 1964Adam Godley, British actor
- 1967Lauren Booth, British journalist
- 1972Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
- 1973Daniel Jones, English-born Australian musician (Savage Garden)
- 1980Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
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