July 31: Day of the Week
July 31, 2021 is the 212th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 153 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1498On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
- 1658Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India.
- 1741Charles Albert of Bavaria invades Upper Austria and Bohemia.
- 1913The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.
- 1932The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.
- 1938Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
- 1972Operation Motorman: British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland. End of Free Derry.
- 1987A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
- 1992Georgia joins the United Nations.
- 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?
- 1724Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)
- 1803John Ericsson, Swedish inventor and engineer (d. 1889)
- 1835Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)
- 1843Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)
- 1912Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2006)
- 1935Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist
- 1969David Cash, American professional wrestler
- 1972Giorgos Kapoutzidis, Greek screenwriter and actor
- 1978Justin Wilson, English racing driver
- 1980Mils Muliaina, New Zealand rugby union player
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