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Sunday July 22, 2018

July 22: Day of the Week

July 22, 2018 was the 203rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1587
    Colony of Roanoke: a second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
  • 1796
    Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
  • 1934
    Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
  • 1992
    Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
  • 1997
    The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
  • 2003
    Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay’s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
  • 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?

  • 1510
    Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
  • 1909
    Dorino Serafini, Italian racing driver (d. 2000)
  • 1935
    Tom Cartwright, English cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1944
    Dennis Firestone, Australian racing driver
  • 1948
    S. E. Hinton, American novelist
  • 1953
    Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1968
    Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor
  • 1972
    Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • 1980
    Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
  • 1985
    Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-born American rugby player

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