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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)

  • 1148
    Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
  • 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”.
  • 1966
    Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
  • 1977
    End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.
  • 1982
    Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 2001
    Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos, all died in this attack. They destroyed 11 Aircraft (mostly military) and damaged 15, there are no civilian casualties. This incident slowed down Sri Lankan economy.

Who were born on July 24?

  • 1826
    Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
  • 1916
    John D. MacDonald, American novelist, (d. 1986)
  • 1917
    Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1919
    Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
  • 1946
    Leo Anthony Gallagher, American comedian
  • 1950
    Marc Jampole, American poet
  • 1957
    Larry Gott, English musician
  • 1957
    Pam Tillis, American singer
  • 1969
    Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
  • 1979
    José Valverde, American baseball player

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