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)
Info to Come!
The Astrological Sign for July 7 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
1927 - Doc Severingsen - American trumpet player and conductor (The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson)
1940 - Ringo Starr - English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor (The Beatles)
1949 - Shelley Duvall - American actress, writer, and producer (Popeye)
1959 - Billy Campbell - American actor (Once and Again, the 4400)
1980 - Michelle Kwan - American figure skates (2 time Olympic Medalist, 5 time World Champion, 9 time U.S. Champion)
1307 - Edward I, King of England (b. 1239)
1930 - Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer of Sherlock Holmes Books (b. 1859)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1946 - Jimmy Carter, (39th US President), marries Rosalynn Smith
1977 - American Bandstand TV host Dick Clark marries kari Wigton
Quote of the Day
July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day! I personally find it much easier to forgive someone when they have said the words that are often hard to say...I'm sorry! Somethings are definitely harder to forgive than others. In order to move forward, it is much easier to let the past go and move on!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of July is Self-Care Month! What better way to care for ourselves than to maintain our weight in a healthy range for our height!
Weight Loss Tips and Diet Resolutions are a must! Your diet is not an on and off again affair, unless you love the Ground Hog Type Life and want a repeat in the next year! Your diet is about developing healthy diet habits that are a permanent addition to your lifestyle! You don't have to wait until January 1st to make a Diet Resolution!
1456 - Joan of Arc is acquitted of heresy 25 years after her death
1846 - The conquest of California begins when American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena
1863 - The first military draft begins in the United States
1865 - Four conspirators are hung in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1898 - Hawaii is annexed as a territory of the United States
1911 - The North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 is the first international treaty regarding wildlife preservation issues and it is signed by the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Russia to ban open-water seal hunting
1916 - The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington, New Zealand
1928 - The Chillicothe Baking Company in Chillicothe, Missouri is the first to sell sliced bread
1930 - Construction of the Boulder Dam, now known as the Hoover Dam begins
1946 - Howard Hughes crashes his XF-11 aircraft prototype in a Beverly Hills neighborhood
1952 - The ocean liner SS United States breaks the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world
1958 - The Alaska Statehood Act is signed into law by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
1978 - The Solomon Islands gain their independence from the United Kingdom
1981 - Sandra Day O'Conner is the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States when she is appointed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan
2005 - Four explosions occur on London's transport system, which kills 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others
2016 - During an anti-police protest in Dallas, Texas, former U.S. Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen
This Day in Music
1954 - Elvis Presley made his radio debut when That's All Right was played on WHBQ Memphis
1969 - Here Comes The Sun is released by The Beatles
1969 - Give Peace A Chance is released in the US by John Lennon
1973 - Live and Let Die is released by Paul McCartney & Wings
1973 - Will It Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston hits #1 in the US
1977 - Styx releases their 7th album The Grand Illusion
1984 - Prince has his first chart-topper when When Doves Cry hits #1 on the Hot 100
1998 - Barenaked Ladies release their fourth studio album Stunt
2007 - The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the World
2009 - Michael Jackson's public funeral is held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
Above, is the video Here Comes The Sun, by The Beatles. The Beatles are not actually in the video, but it is an interesting video. This was always my favorite song from the band!
This Day in Sports
1937 - In the 5th MLB All Star Game, Lou Gehrig hits a home run and a double and drives in 4 runs
1959 - In the 26th MLB All Star Game in Pittsburgh, Willy Mays hits a triple to score Hank Aaron
1978 - Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 for her first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon
1985 - Boris Becker, at age 17 becomes the youngest player to win Wibledon
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Attended with bloodshed. 2. Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty. 3. Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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