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Thursday July 23, 2020

July 23: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1632
    Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.
  • 1677
    Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.
  • 1793
    Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.
  • 1821
    While Mora Rebellion continuing, Greeks captured Monemvasia Castle and massacred nearly 3000 Turkish inhabitants.
  • 1942
    Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.
  • 1952
    The European Coal and Steel community is established.
  • 1962
    The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    The Sri Lankan Civil War begins with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Terrorist group. In the subsequent riots of Black July, about 1,000 Tamils are slaughtered, some 400,000 Tamils flee to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, India and many find refuge in Europe and Canada.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1838
    Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (d. 1910)
  • 1886
    Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (d. 1976)
  • 1888
    Raymond Chandler, American novelist (d. 1959)
  • 1898
    Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1918
    Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Leon Fleisher, American pianist
  • 1940
    Don Imus, American talk radio host
  • 1941
    Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (d. 1985)
  • 1950
    Blair Thornton, Canadian guitarist (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
  • 1961
    Martin Gore, English musician and songwriter (Depeche Mode)

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