July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2020 is the 213rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 781The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
- 904Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city.
- 1856Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.
- 1930The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.
- 1938Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
- 1941Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to “submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question.”
- 1948At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
- 1970Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
- 1972Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
- 2002Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria, killing 9.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1800Friedrich Wöhler, German chemist and founder of organic chemistry (d. 1882)
- 1825William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
- 1901Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)
- 1921Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
- 1931Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach
- 1932John Searle, American philosopher
- 1940Roy Walker, Irish comedian and gameshow host
- 1962John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
- 1965J. K. Rowling, British writer
- 1981Ira Losco, Maltese singer
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