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.
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)
- 1840The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
- 1874Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.
- 1908The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.
- 1914Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia will reject those demands and Austria will declare war on July 28.
- 1927The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.
- 1940The 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.
- 1942World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.
- 1982The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
- 1988General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.
- 1992Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.
Who were born on July 23?
- 1838Edouard Judas Colonne, French violinist (d. 1910)
- 1899Gustav Heinemann, German politician (d. 1976)
- 1918Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
- 1929Lateef Jakande, Nigerian politician
- 1935Jim Hall, American race car driver and builder
- 1951Edie McClurg, American actress
- 1953Bob Hilton, American game show host and announcer
- 1961Woody Harrelson, American actor
- 1972Marlon Wayans, American actor
- 1978Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
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