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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 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.

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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)

  • 1009
    Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.
  • 1655
    Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
  • 1667
    Second Anglo-Dutch War: Treaty of Breda ends the conflict.
  • 1931
    New York City experimental television station W2XAO (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Georgia joins the United Nations.
  • 1999
    Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector – NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
  • 2006
    Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro.
  • 2007
    Operation 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?

  • 1737
    Princess Augusta of Great Britain (d. 1813)
  • 1803
    John Ericsson, Swedish inventor and engineer (d. 1889)
  • 1886
    Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)
  • 1892
    Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
  • 1926
    Hilary Putnam, American philosopher
  • 1962
    John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
  • 1962
    Wesley Snipes, American actor
  • 1967
    Tim Wright, Welsh composer
  • 1974
    Jonathan Ogden, American football player
  • 1979
    Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer

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