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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1833
    Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
  • 1840
    The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
  • 1940
    The United States’ Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1952
    The European Coal and Steel community is established.
  • 1962
    Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.
  • 1995
    Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.
  • 1999
    ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan by Yuji Nishizawa.

Who were born on July 23?

  • 1884
    Emil Jannings, Swiss actor (d. 1950)
  • 1928
    Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    Jim Hall, American race car driver and builder
  • 1937
    Dave Webster, American football player
  • 1949
    Clive Rice, South African cricketer
  • 1961
    Woody Harrelson, American actor
  • 1972
    Marlon Wayans, American actor
  • 1978
    Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • 1984
    Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • 1984
    Matthew Murphy, English musician and singer (The Wombats)

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