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.
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)
- 1132Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
- 1411Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
- 1567Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.
- 1814War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown’s American invaders.
- 1911Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas”.
- 1931A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
- 1959At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a “Kitchen Debate”.
- 1966Michael 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.
- 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.
- 1982Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
Who were born on July 24?
- 923Emperor Suzaku of Japan (d. 952)
- 1794Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
- 1851Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
- 1867Fred Tate, English cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1915Enrique Fernando, Filipino jurist (d. 2004)
- 1924Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)
- 1938Eugene J. Martin, American painter and artist
- 1950Marc Jampole, American poet
- 1968Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
- 1986Megan Park, Canadian actress
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