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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 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.

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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)

  • 1298
    Wars 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.
  • 1686
    Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
  • 1793
    Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • 1796
    Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
  • 1797
    Battle 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
  • 1946
    King 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.
  • 1983
    Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
  • 1993
    Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 2005
    Jean 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?

  • 1535
    Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • 1713
    Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1733
    Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1923
    Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate
  • 1923
    Mukesh, Indian singer (d. 1976)
  • 1935
    Tom Cartwright, English cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1964
    John Leguizamo, Colombian actor
  • 1967
    Lauren Booth, British journalist
  • 1982
    Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1983
    Steven Jackson, American football player

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