July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2019 is the 203rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 838Battle of Anzen: the Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.
- 1099First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- 1484Battle of Lochmaben Fair – A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany’s brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
- 1916In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade killing 10 and injuring 40.
- 1934Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
- 1962Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
- 1983Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
- 1991Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.
- 1993Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- 2003Members 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.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1848Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)
- 1878Janusz Korczak, Polish children’s author and pediatrician (d. 1942)
- 1915Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (d. 2000)
- 1932Oscar De la Renta, Dominican fashion designer
- 1946Danny Glover, American actor
- 1946Stephen M. Wolownik, American musicologist (d. 2000)
- 1964Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
- 1971Kristine Lilly, American footballer
- 1973Rufus Wainwright, Canadian singer
- 1977Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
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