July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2020 is the 204th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 838Battle of Anzen: the Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.
- 1686Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
- 1706The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries’ Parliaments, lead to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War – Battle of Salamanca – British forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.
- 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.
- 1951Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, “Gypsy”) are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight.
- 1962Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
- 1977Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
- 1991Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.
- 2011Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1559Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
- 1713Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
- 1888Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-born American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
- 1908Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
- 1953Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress
- 1954Lonette McKee, American actress
- 1954Steve LaTourette, American politician
- 1964Rafael Addison, American basketball player
- 1978Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
- 1993Amber Beattie, English actress
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