Be Nice to New Jersey Week - July 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week in July)
Freedom Week - July 4-10
National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4
National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7
2018 Monthly Holidays that include July 4, 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 4 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
1804 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (d. 1864)
1816 - Hiram Walker, American businessman who founded Canadian club whiskey (d. 1899)
1847 - James Anthony Bailey, American circus ringmaster ho co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1906)
1872 - Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician who was the 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)
1881 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American General (d. 1968)
1910 - Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) (d. 2010)
1937 - Queen Sonja of Norway
1971 - Koko, American gorilla
1826 - John Adams, American politician and 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)
1826 - Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer, and politician who was the 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
1831 - James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician who became the 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)
1891 - Hannibal Hamlin, American politician who became the 15th Vice President of the United States (b. 1809)
1934 - Marie Curie, French-Polishphysicist and chemist (b. 1867)
2003 - Barry White, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1944)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1925 - Writer Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind) marries John Marsh, her 2nd husband
1999 - Soccer player David Beckham marries singer Victoria Adams (Spice Girls) in Ireland
2002 - Actress Julia Roberts marries Cameraman Danny Moder
2004 - Actor Dennis Quaid marries Real Estate Agent Kimberly Buffington
2012 - Actress Sara Ramirez, (Greys Anatomy), marries Ryan Debolt
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Your Fourth of July Food, can be a Healthy Holiday Meal with a few adjustments! Independence Day, or Fourth of July, as it is commonly called and food, go hand in hand with most people preparing a traditional barbeque or picnic for the day.