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Friday July 24, 2020

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.

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1411
    Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
  • 1701
    Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1823
    Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 1847
    After 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.
  • 1866
    Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
  • 1931
    A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • 1937
    Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scottsboro Boys”.
  • 1967
    During 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.
  • 1974
    Constantine Karamanlis arrives in Greece following the collapse of the Greek military junta, beginning Greece’s metapolitefsi era.
  • 2009
    The 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?

  • 1529
    Karl II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, governor of the Margravate of Durlach (d. 1577)
  • 1561
    Maria of Palatinate-Simmern, Duchess of Södermanland (d. 1589)
  • 1574
    Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
  • 1880
    Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1957
    Pam Tillis, American singer
  • 1965
    Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player
  • 1968
    Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1969
    Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player
  • 1980
    Gauge, American pornographic actress
  • 1988
    Ricky Petterd, Australian rules footballer

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