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Wednesday July 24, 2019

July 24: Day of the Week

July 24, 2019 was the 205th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 160 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1132
    Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
  • 1487
    Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
  • 1567
    Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
  • 1715
    A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain. Seven days later, 9 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.
  • 1823
    Slavery is abolished in Chile.
  • 1911
    Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
  • 1935
    The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 1950
    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1980
    The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men’s 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1860
    Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • 1917
    Robert Farnon, Canadian conductor, composer, and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1918
    Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist
  • 1924
    Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
  • 1931
    Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
  • 1950
    Marc Jampole, American poet
  • 1962
    Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver
  • 1969
    Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
  • 1977
    Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
  • 1983
    Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer

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