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 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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 781The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
- 1009Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
- 1451Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.
- 1588The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
- 1658Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
- 1938Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
- 1961At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.
- 1970Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
- 1971Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
- 2006Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1880Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
- 1918Hank Jones, American pianist (d. 2010)
- 1935Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist
- 1943William Bennett, 3rd United States Secretary of Education
- 1958Wally Kurth, American actor
- 1962John Chiang, American politician
- 1965Scott Brooks, American basketball player
- 1967Tony Massenburg, American basketball player
- 1969Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician
- 1975Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
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