July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2020 was the 213rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1451Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
- 1498On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
- 1658Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
- 1741Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
- 1777The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette “be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States.”
- 1856Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.
- 1931New York City experimental television station W2XAO (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.
- 1948At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
- 1972Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
- 1973A Delta Air Lines jetliner, flight DL 723 crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1892Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author and publisher (d. 1986)
- 1936Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1945William Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts
- 1950Steve Miller, American writer
- 1958Wally Kurth, American actor
- 1974Emilia Fox, English actress
- 1977Tim Couch, American football player
- 1979Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer
- 1982Jeff DaRosa, American multi-instrumentalist (Dropkick Murphys)
- 1985Daniel Ciofani, Italian footballer
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