July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2019 is the 212nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1009Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
- 1655Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
- 1667Second Anglo-Dutch War: Treaty of Breda ends the conflict.
- 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.
- 1954First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
- 1992Georgia joins the United Nations.
- 1999Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
- 2006Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro.
- 2007Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1737Princess Augusta of Great Britain (d. 1813)
- 1803John Ericsson, Swedish inventor and engineer (d. 1889)
- 1886Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)
- 1892Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
- 1926Hilary Putnam, American philosopher
- 1962John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
- 1962Wesley Snipes, American actor
- 1967Tim Wright, Welsh composer
- 1974Jonathan Ogden, American football player
- 1979Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer
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