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Wednesday July 31, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 30 BC
    Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian’s forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.
  • 781
    The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
  • 1498
    On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
  • 1919
    German national assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14.
  • 1930
    The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.
  • 1948
    At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
  • 1954
    First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
  • 1972
    Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
  • 1992
    Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.

Who were born on July 31?

  • 1724
    Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
  • 1835
    Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)
  • 1918
    Hank Jones, American pianist (d. 2010)
  • 1951
    Barry Van Dyke, American actor
  • 1954
    Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Daniel Ash, British musician (Bauhaus)
  • 1965
    J. K. Rowling, British writer
  • 1972
    Giorgos Kapoutzidis, Greek screenwriter and actor
  • 1976
    Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1979
    Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer

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