We are currently working on updating all 2021 moveable Holidays and Observances
Holidays and Observances
2020 Daily Holidays that fall on July 24, include:
Amelia Earhart Day
Church of Latter Day Saints Pioneer Day
International Self Care Day
Lumberjack Day - July 24, 2020 (Last Friday of Last Full Weekend in July)
National Drive-Thru Day
National Tequila Day
National Thermal Engineers Day
Pioneer Day (State Holiday in Utah)
Tell an Old Joke Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include July 24, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Captive Nations Week - July 19-25, 2020 (Third Week in July)
Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - July 19-25, 2020 (Dates vary every year)
International Lace Week - July 19-25, 2020
National Baby Food Week - July 22-25, 2020
National Independent Retailers Week - July 19-25, 2020 (Third Week in July)
National Moth Week - July 18-26, 2020
National Parenting Gifted Children Week - July 24-26, 2020
National Zookeeper Week - July 19-25, 2020 (Third Week in July)
RAGBRAI - July 19-25, 2020
Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week - July 18-25
Robin Hood Festival - July 17-28, 2020 (Third Weekend of July)
Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020
World Lumberjack Championships - July 24-26, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 24, 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
Comic Con International - July 23-26, 2020
Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan) - Due to Covid Postponed to July 23, 2021 - August 8, 2021
The Astrological Sign for July 24 is Leo.
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
1725 - John Newton, English priest who wrote hymns including Amazing Grace (d. 1807)
1897 - Amelia Earhart, American pilot and author (d. 1937)
1951 - Lynda Carter, American actress (Miss World America 1972, Wonder Woman)
1957 - Pam Tillis, American singer, songwriter, and actress
1964 - Barry Bonds, American baseball player
1862 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician who was the 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)
1980 - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (Pink Panther Movies) (b. 1925)
2012 - Chad Everett, American actor and director (Medical Center) (b. 1937)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1554 - Queen Maria of England marries Philip, King of Naples/Jerusalem
1980 - Tennis Star Bjorn Borg marries tennis player Mariana Simionescu
Quote of the Day
July 24th is International Self Care Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day
Is it possible to make healthy eating choices at McDonald's? Find out the pros, cons, and how to eat healthy if this is your fast food of choice. Find out the Diet Bombs that will add to your waistline.
The Golden Arches has greatly expanded its simple menu, but ifyou are not savvy and plan healthy substitutions, you could find your waist line expanding too! Lately, they have tried to jump on the healthy bandwagon by offering a few items for those practicing healthy eating!
Find out tips to eat healthier at McDonald's from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits Website!
This Day in History
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and is replaced by her 1 year old son, James VI
1847 - Salt Lake City, Utah is established when Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, after 17 months of travel
1866 - Following the American Civil War, Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union
1915 - 844 passengers and crew on the SS Eastland are killed when they capsize while tied to a dock in the Chicago River
1969 - Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean
2014 - 116 people are killed when Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash in Mali on their way from Burkina Faso to Algiers
This Day in Music
1969 - Sun King and Mean Mr. Mustard are recorded by The Beatles
1971 - Indian Reservation by Paul Revere & The Raiders' hits #1 (video below)
1976 - Kiss and Say Goodbye by The Manhattans hits #1 in the U.S.
1976 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John hits #1 in the U.K.
1978 - The film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opens in American and becomes a flop
1982 - Eye of the Tiger by Survivor hits #1
This Day in Sports
1966 - Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert make the first BASE jump from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Both sustain broken bones and BASE jumping has been banned
1980 - The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia win the Men's 4x100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics
1987 - Hulda Broks at 91, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Fuji in Japan
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions; wisdom.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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