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Wednesday July 22, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1099
    First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1793
    Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • 1805
    Napoleonic 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.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1942
    The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
  • 1951
    Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.
  • 1997
    The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
  • 2002
    Israel 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?

  • 1733
    Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1863
    Alec Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1952)
  • 1890
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)
  • 1941
    Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1948
    Otto Waalkes, German comedian
  • 1964
    Adam Godley, British actor
  • 1967
    Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1972
    Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1973
    Daniel Jones, English-born Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • 1980
    Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer

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