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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)

  • 1487
    Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
  • 1534
    French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • 1911
    Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
  • 1929
    The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
  • 1990
    Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1574
    Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
  • 1880
    Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • 1886
    Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (d. 1965)
  • 1888
    Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1900
    Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
  • 1940
    Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1963
    Karl Malone, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • 1975
    Eric Szmanda, American actor
  • 1979
    Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress

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