July 24: Day of the Week
July 24, 2020 is the 206th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1411Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
- 1701Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
- 1823Slavery is abolished in Chile.
- 1847After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. Celebrations of this event include the Pioneer Day Utah state holiday and the Days of '47 Parade.
- 1866Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
- 1931A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
- 1937Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
- 1967During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (“Long live free Quebec!”). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delighted many Quebecers but angered the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
- 1974Constantine Karamanlis arrives in Greece following the collapse of the Greek military junta, beginning Greece’s metapolitefsi era.
- 2009The MV Arctic Sea, reportedly carrying a cargo of timber, is allegedly hijacked in the North Sea by pirates, but much speculation remains as to the actual cargo and events.
Who were born on July 24?
- 1529Karl II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, governor of the Margravate of Durlach (d. 1577)
- 1561Maria of Palatinate-Simmern, Duchess of Södermanland (d. 1589)
- 1574Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
- 1880Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
- 1957Pam Tillis, American singer
- 1965Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player
- 1968Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
- 1969Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
- 1980Gauge, American pornographic actress
- 1988Ricky Petterd, Australian rules footballer
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