July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2019 was the 212nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 153 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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 904Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city.
- 1658Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
- 1667Second Anglo-Dutch War: Treaty of Breda ends the conflict.
- 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.”
- 1865The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.
- 1913The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.
- 1919German national assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14.
- 1954First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
- 1991The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries’ stockpiles.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1737Princess Augusta of Great Britain (d. 1813)
- 1892Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author and publisher (d. 1986)
- 1913Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
- 1914Louis de Funès, French actor and comedian (d. 1983)
- 1930Oleg Popov, Russian clown
- 1940Roy Walker, Irish comedian and gameshow host
- 1962John Chiang, American politician
- 1973Fabulous Flournoy American basketball player and coach Newcastle Eagles
- 1975Poesy Liang, Founder of Helping Angels
- 1979Jaco Erasmus, South African-born Italian rugby player
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