July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2020 is the 213rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1588The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
- 1658Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
- 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.”
- 1932The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
- 1940A doodlebug train in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio collides with a multi-car freight train heading in the opposite direction, killing 43 people.
- 1948At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
- 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.
- 1964Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
- 1973A Delta Air Lines jetliner, flight DL 723 crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.
Who were born on July 31?
- 1777Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentine statesman and priest (d. 1849)
- 1943Lobo, American singer and songwriter
- 1953Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer
- 1956Deval Patrick, American politician, 71st governor of Massachusetts
- 1957Leon Durham, American baseball player
- 1966Tatsuya Ishihara, Japanese anime director
- 1978Will Champion, English musician (Coldplay)
- 1979Jaco Erasmus, South African-born Italian rugby player
- 1981Ira Losco, Maltese singer
- 1990Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler
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