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)
- 1487Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer.
- 1534French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.
- 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.
- 1901O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
- 1911Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
- 1929The 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).
- 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.
- 1972Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
- 1990Iraqi forces start massing on the Kuwait-Iraq border.
Who were born on July 24?
- 1574Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician (d. 1628)
- 1880Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
- 1886Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese novelist (d. 1965)
- 1888Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1900Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist (d. 1948)
- 1940Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
- 1963Karl Malone, American basketball player
- 1964Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
- 1975Eric Szmanda, American actor
- 1979Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
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