What happened this day in history July 20

What are the important events that happened on July 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 20 is the 201st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 7, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,112,320 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahenagon’ day.

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Cancer 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 196 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,133 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 20 Historical Events

  • 911
    Rollo lays siege to Chartres.
  • 1934
    Labor unrest in the U.S.: as police in Minneapolis fire upon striking truck drivers, during the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934, killing two and wounding sixty-seven.
  • 1935
    Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
  • 1940
    Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
  • 1951
    King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
  • 1960
    The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
  • 1961
    French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
  • 1969
    A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
  • 1976
    The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
  • 1982
    Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regents Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.

Who were born on July 20?

  • 1754
    Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
  • 1838
    George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
  • 1847
    Max Liebermann, German artist (d. 1935)
  • 1902
    Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
  • 1923
    Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
  • 1960
    Claudio Langes, Italian racing driver
  • 1973
    Nixon McLean, West Indian cricketer
  • 1980
    Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • 1991
    William Tomlin, British actor

Who died on July 20?

  • 1160
    Peter Lombard, French theologian
  • 1320
    King Oshin of Armenia (b. 1282)
  • 1926
    Felix Dzerzhinsky, Soviet law enforcement official (b. 1877)
  • 1941
    Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (b. 1867)
  • 1951
    Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, German prince (b. 1882)
  • 1969
    Roy Hamilton, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 1981
    Kostas Choumis, Greek-Romanian footballer (b. 1913)
  • 1982
    Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • 2004
    Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fijian chieftainess (b. 1931)
  • 2009
    Mark Rosenzweig, American brain researcher (b. 1922)

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