July 17

July 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on July 17, include:

  • Disneyland's Anniversary - (First Opened July 17, 1955) 
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day 
  • National Tattoo Day
  • Victims of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Attack Day 
  • World Day for International Criminal Justice
  • World Emoji Day 
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day 
  • Yellow Pig Day 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include July 17, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Celebration of the Horse Day - July 17-19, 2020 (Third Weekend)
  • Hemingway Look Alike Days - July 16-20, 2020
  • National Ventriloquism Week - July 14-18, 2020
  • Operation Safe Driver Week - July 12-18, 2020
  • Rabbit Week - July 15-21
  • Robin Hood Festival - July 17-28, 2020 (Third Weekend of July)
  • Sports Cliche Week - July 12-18, 2020
  • Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020

2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 17, 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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

  • Tour de France - June 27- July 19, 2020 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race
  • Jim Thorpe Native American Games - July 11-19, 2020

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for July 17 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.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium


Waterlilies

Waterlilies

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love


Famous Birthdays

  • 1917 - Phyllis Diller, American comedian and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1923 - John Cooper, English car designer who co-founded the Cooper Car Company (d. 2000)
  • 1935 - Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer
  • 1943 - LaVyrle Spencer, America author

Famous Deaths

  • 1918 - Romanov family shooting victims in Russia
  • 1959 - Billie Holidays, American singer and actress (b. 1915)
  • 1961 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)
  • 1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800
  • 2006 - Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2009 - Walter Cronkite, American journalist and actor (b. 1916)
  • 2014 - Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1954 - Comedian Groucho Marx marries actress Eden Hartford
  • 1975 - Former Beatle Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
  • 1988 - NHL ice hockey star Wayne Gretzky marries actress Janet Jones
  • 1999 - Actress Raquel Welch marries Richard Palmer

Quote of the Day

Love & Peace

Imagine the world we would live in if everyone wanted Love & Peace!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Are there movie snacks that are healthy snacks? You be the judge! A movie these days can be expensive in more ways than one! First, you pay a small fortune to buy your ticket. On entering the theater, you are bombarded by the smell of freshly popped buttered popcorn. Who can resist the concession stand and all of your movie food favorites? Not many people!

Find more information on Movie Snacks from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habit's website.


Movie Snack Tips

This Day in History

  • 1429 - Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France
  • 1762 - After the murder of Peter III of Russia, Catherine II becomes the Tsar of Russia
  • 1867 - The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, MA
  • 1902 - The first air conditioner is created by Willis Carrier in Buffalo, New York
  • 1918 - The RMS Carpathia is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55 with 5 lives lost
  • 1938 - Douglas Corrigan becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan when he takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland
  • 1944 - Two ships full with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, CA killing 320
  • 1955 - Walt Disney opens Disneyland in Anaheim, California
  • 1981 - A walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri collapses and kills 144 and injures more than 200
  • 1984 - The national drinking age in the U.S. was changed from 18 to 21
  • 1989 - The first flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber occurs
  • 1996 - TWA Boeing 747 Flight 800 explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York on it's way to Paris, France, killing all 230 on board
  • 1998 - A tsunami destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people with several thousand injured after a 7.0 mw earthquake
  • 2006 - After a 7.7 mw earthquake and tsunami hits the Indonesian island, Java, 668 people are killed and more than 9,000 injured
  • 2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed

This Day in Music

  • 1968 - Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' fourth film premieres in London
  • 1970 - The Guess Who perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon and his guests, Prince Charles and Princess Anne
  • 1995 - Carole King's Tapestry album is certified Diamond
  • 2012 - The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack album is released

The Guess Who - No Time


This Day in Sports

  • 1903 - Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France race
  • 1976 - The Summer Olympics in Montreal opens with 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Disconsolate (adjective)

1.  Cheerless, dreary.
2.  Seemingly beyone consolation; inconsolable.

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