Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Celebration of the Horse Day - July 16-18, 2021 (Third Weekend)
National Parenting Gifted Children Week - July 16-18, 2021 (Third Friday-Sunday Weekend in July)
National Ventriloquism Week - July 14-17, 2021
Operation Safe Driver Week - July 11-17, 2021
Rabbit Week - July 15-21
Sports Cliche Week - July 11-17, 2021
2021 Monthly Holidays that include July 16, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Tour de France - June 26 - July 18, 2021
Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - July 15-18, 2021
The Astrological Sign for July 16 is Cancer.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:
Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
The Birthstone(s) for July is:
Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love
1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author who founded Christian Science (d. 1910)
1907 - Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman who founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)
1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Big Valley, Thorn Birds) (d. 1990)
1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (Gay Divorcee) (d. 1995)
1958 - Michael Flatley, American dancer, choreographer and actor (Lord of Dance)
1967 - Will Ferrell, American action, comedian, producer and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Anchorman)
1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln - wife of Abraham Lincoln, she was the 19th First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
1999 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American lawyer and publisher who co-founded George Magazine (b. 1960)
1999 - Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist and wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
2004 - Charles Sweeney, American General who was the pilot who flew the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, the second atomic strike on Japan in the final days of World War II
2012 - Stephen Covey, American businessman and author (b. 1932)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1892 - Painter Claude Monet marries Alice Hoschedé
1981 - Singer Donna Summer marries arranger Bruce Sudano
1988 - Actor Michael J. Fox marries actress Tracy Pollan
2001 - Actress Med Ryan divorces actor Dennis Quaid
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Are you actively teaching healthy cooking for kids and meal planning? Kids love to help out, but we squelch this attitude from them because it is such a hassle. We can do life much quicker by ourselves!
Slow down and teach your kids the healthy diet habits of healthy cooking and meal planning. You might be surprised at the healthy choices they will learn to love, because they were involved!
1790 - With the signing of the Residence Act, the District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States
1935 - The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1942 - The government of Vichy France orders the arrest of 13,152 Jews and holds them at the Winter Velodrome in Paris before deporting them to Auschwitz
1945 - Under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. successfully detonates a plutonium based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico
1956 - Last Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus under a tent as they switch to arenas
1960 - The US submarine USS George Washington successfully test tires the first ballistic missile while submerged
1965 - The Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France and Italy opens
1969 - Apollo 11, the first space mission to land astronauts on the Moon is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
1980 - Republican nominate Ronald Reagan for U.S. President
1985 - The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 716 mph
1999 - John F. Kennedy, Jr. his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
2007 - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurs off the Niigata coast in Japan kills 8 people, injures at least 800 and damages a nuclear power plant
2008 - Sixteen infants in Gansu Province, China are diagnosed with kidney stones after being fed tainted milk power. An estimated 300,000 infants are affected.
2013 - 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized in eastern India after eating their school lunch
2015 - Terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee at a US military recruitment center and a naval reserve training center kills 5 (4 Marines and 1 naval officer), and injures others
This Day in Music
1782 - Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung us dem Serail is done for the first time
1966 - Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells hits #1
1969 - The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles is certified gold
1972 - Smokey Robinson & Miracles give their final live performance
1976 - After 6 years, Loggins & Messina break up
1977 - Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy hits #1
1977 - Barry Manilow Live album by Barry Manilow hits #1
1996 - Michael Jackson receives $15 million to perform at the Sultan of Brunei's birthday party
Loggins & Messina was one of my favorite groups way back when I was in high school. I was lucky to see them perform live several times, and was able to see Kenny Loggins solo after that. Whether together, or separate, both were great concerts!
This Day in Sports
1950 - Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1956 - Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium is sold for $5.5 million
1987 - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of the season
1988 - Olympic Sprinter and long jumper, Carl Lewis runs a 100m in 9.78 seconds
1988 - Florence Joyner sets a women's world record in the 100m at 10.49 seconds
2008 - AL wins the 79th All Star Baseball Game with a score of 4-3
2013 - AL wins the 84th All Star Baseball Game with a score of 3-0
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (perjorative) A traitor who collaborates with the enemy.
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