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Thursday July 23, 2020

July 23: Day of the Week

July 23, 2020 is the 205th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 161 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo 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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1677
    Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
  • 1821
    While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
  • 1926
    Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
  • 1942
    World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
  • 1952
    General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.
  • 1952
    The European Coal and Steel community is established.
  • 1968
    The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying 10 crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, Italy, to Lod, Israel.
  • 1970
    Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • 1984
    Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
  • 1992
    Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1705
    Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
  • 1838
    Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (d. 1910)
  • 1884
    Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (d. 1950)
  • 1928
    Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    Dimitris Liantinis, Greek philosopher
  • 1946
    Andy Mackay, oboe and saxophone player (Roxy Music)
  • 1973
    Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
  • 1974
    Kathryn Hahn, American actress
  • 1978
    Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • 1983
    David Strettle, English rugby player

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