Be Nice to New Jersey Week - July 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week in July)
National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4
National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7
2018 Monthly Holidays that include July 2, 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
Tour de France - June 30 - July 22, 2018 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race
Wimbleton - July 2-15, 2018
The Astrological Sign for July 2 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
1929 - Imelda Marcos, 10th First Lady of the Philippines (loves shoes!)
1932 - Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants (d. 2002)
1937 - Richard Petty, American race car driver who won a record 200 races during his career
1956 - Jerry Hall, American model, actress
1964 - Jose Canseco, American baseball player
1983 - Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
1984 - Johnny Weir, American figure skater
1566 - Nostradamus, (Michel de Nostre-Dam), French astrologist and author (b. 1503)
1961 - Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, author and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1963 - Alicia Patterson, American publisher who co-founded Newsday (b. 1906)
1973 - Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)
1997 - James Stewart, American actor and singer (b. 1908)
2013 - Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist who invented the computer mouse (b. 1925)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2011 - Charlene Lynette Wittstock marries Prince Albert II of Monaco
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Weekly Menu Planning is Easy!!
Some of the complaints I often hear from people is that "I just do not know what to cook, I need ideas," and "If someone would just tell me what to cook, I could do it!" If this sounds like you, you are not alone!
A healthy diet habit is planning. Plan your meal types per day, so you have a basic framework to work within. You will never be short of ideas, if you work this way. Here is a basic framework that you can use! You could set up your meal plan weekly, biweekly or monthly, if you really love variety.
Find out tips and ideas to set up a Weekly Menu Planfrom Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1698 - Thomas Savery receives a patent for the first steam engine
1776 - The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4
1822 - Thirty five slaves are hanged in South Carolina along with Denmark Vesey who is accused of organizing a slave rebellion
1881 - U.S. President is shot by Charles J. Guiteau and would die of complications from the wounds on September 19
1890 - The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act
1900 - The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance in Germany
1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox-Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the U.S. and Germany during World War I
1937 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting the first equatorial around the world flight
1962 - Rogers, Arkansas opens the first Wal Mart store
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits segregation in public places
1997 - The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, which triggers the Asian financial crisis
2002 - Steve Fossett flies solo around the world nonstop in a balloon for the first time
2013 - A 6.1 earthquake hits Aceh, Indonesia killing 42 people and injuring 420 more
2016 - A suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 341 people
This Day in Music
1962 - After breaking his ankle in a parachute jump, Jimi Hendrix is honorably discharged from the Army
1966 - Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra hits #1
1980 - The BBC show The Big Time features Sheena Easton. Her single 9 to 5 becomes a hit in the UK two months later and in the US a year later
1986 - Under the Cherry Moon, the second Prince movie that he directs opens in theaters
1988 - Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the Hot 100
2005 - The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa with more than 1,000 musicians performing
This Day in Sports
1935 - In the first International Golden Gloves tournament the Great Britain amateur boxing teams beats the United States
1941 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio hits a 3 run home run off Boston's Dick Newsome and passes Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak
1972 - The world record in pole vaulting is broken by American Bob Seagren for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon
1976 - American Chris Evert beats Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley at Wimbleton with 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 and wins her second of three Wimbleton singles titles
1989 - American horse jockey Steve Cauthen becomes the first rider to sweep the worl's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of earth, its gravitational field and geodynamic phenomena (polar motion, earth tides, and crustal motion) in three-dimensional, time-varying space.
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