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Events of July 20th:

July 20th is the 201st day of the year (202nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about July 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 20th:

356 BC Alexander The Great (King, conqueror) - possible date of birth

Alexander The Great

1804 Sir Richard Owen (scientist, coined the term "Dinosaur", founder of the Natural History Museum in London)

1822 Gregor Mendel (scientist - pioneer of genetic science)

Gregor Mendel

1919 Sir Sir Edmund Hillary (mountaineer)

1938 Diana Rigg (actress)

1943 Wendy Richard (actress)

1947 Carlos Santana (guitarist)

Carlos Santana

1956 Paul Cook (drummer - Sex Pistols)

July 20th in History:

1871 British Columbia joins the Confederation of Canada.

1885 Football Association legalizes professionalism in soccer.


1903 Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.

1940 Denmark leaves the League of Nations.

1944 Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt lead by Claus von Stauffenberg.

Adolf Hitler

1969 Apollo 11 lands on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.

Apollo Moon Landing

1974 Turkey invades Cyprus.

1976 Viking 1 probe lands on Mars.

1999 Falun Gong is banned in China.

Viking 1

July 20th is also:

Independence Day (Colombia)

Peace and Freedom Day (Northern Cyprus)

Friendship Day (Argentina)

Feast of Saint Aurelius (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Margaret of Antioch (Catholicism)

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Friendship Day (Brazil)


People born on July 20th are Cancer


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