Sunday, the 20th of July, 2014 is the 201th day in 2014 and in the 29th calendar week.

General Events:

Moon Day 2014
July 20, 2014 in the World

The Eagle has landed! Unless you take movies like Capricorn One to heart, celebrate the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. The movie was about Mars and not the moon, but it will satisfy any space travel conspiracy theory craving you have. Apollo 11 left Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. On July 20, 1969 the Eagle, a lunar module, landed on the moon at 4:17 p.m. EDT. Neil Armstrong, first on the moon, spent the next 2 1/4 hours “walking” on the moon’s surface with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr.

They left behind an American flag and a plaque, which reads, “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind “according to NASA.

Where is Moon Day?

Construction Holiday
July 20 to August 3, 2014 in Quebec

Construction Holiday is celebrated on July 20, 2014. In the province of Quebec, Canada, the Construction Holiday is the most popular time for summer vacations. In 1970, Quebec legislated an annual holiday for the construction industry which begins the 2nd last Sunday of July every year lasting for a period of 2 weeks, and the holiday came into effect officially in the summer of 1971. Many Quebecers outside the construction industry also take their holidays during these two weeks, and it is the busiest time of year for the province’s tourism industry, with a surge of up to 40% in activity at some sites.

Where is Construction Holiday?
Nationwide Quebec

National Ugly Truck Day
July 20, 2014 in the USA

Beyond a doubt, Ugly Truck Day is a “guy thing”. Every guy can appreciate the importance of this day. Not to be left out, a fair number of the ladies appreciate (their) ugly truck, too! Ugly trucks are loved and cherished by their owners.

Sure, a brand new, shiny truck with all of the gadgets and features still working, is a great thing. But, an old, ugly truck is something to cherish with pride. It has character that a new truck sorely lacks. It has a long history of dents, bangs, and scratches, each with their own tale of how it was proudly earned. Most guys can tell you exactly how and where every dent and scratch occurred, making your ugly truck a walking history book.

Ugly Truck Day is also known as “Ugly Truck Contest Day”

On Ugly Truck Day, go out and take a drive around with a big, broad smile on your face. You can, and should, hold an Ugly Truck contest today. But, whatever you do, don’t wash or wax your truck today!

Where is Ugly Truck Day?
Nationwide USA

National Ice Cream Day
July 20, 2014 in the USA

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Shout this mantra from the rooftops, because today is National Ice Cream Day! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. He also declared that the third Sunday in July would be National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners. In some cases, artificial flavourings and colourings are used in addition to, or instead of, the natural ingredients.

Ice cream is an extremely popular dessert in the United States. Americans consume about 13 liters of ice cream per person per year – the most in the world. As a foodstuff it is deeply ingrained into the American psyche and has been available in America since its founding in 1776: there are records of Thomas Jefferson serving it as a then-expensive treat to guests at his home in Monticello. In American supermarkets it is not uncommon for ice cream and related products to take up a wall full of freezers.

In the United States, ice cream made with just cream, sugar, and a flavouring is sometimes referred to as “Philadelphia style” ice cream. Although chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are the traditional favorite flavors of ice cream, and once enjoyed roughly equal popularity, vanilla has grown to be far and away the most popular, most likely because of its use as a topping for fruit based pies and its use as the key ingredient for milkshakes.

Where is National Ice Cream Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1304 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war.

1402 – Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur’ beats Sultan Bajezid I’s Ottoman forces

1654 – Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control

1712 – The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.

1773 – Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)

1871 – British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.

1877 – Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9

1901 – Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco’s frontier with Algeria, a French colony

1917 – Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats & Slovenes form Yugoslavia

1928 – The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.

1932 – In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.

1944 – Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins

1944 – Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by Germany army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg.

1953 – The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.

1956 – France recognizes Tunisian independence

1969 – 1st men on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Jr. from Apollo 11

1974 – Turkey invades Cyprus

1977 – The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.

1998 – Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.