Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Be Nice to New Jersey Week - July 5-11, 2020 (First Full Week in July)
Creative Maladjustment Week - July 7-14
Fast of Tammuz - Evening of July 8 to Evening of July 9, 2020
Freedom Week - July 4-10
National Body Piercing Week - July 5-10, 2020
National Farriers Week - July 5-11, 2020
Nude Recreation Weekend - July 5-12, 2020
Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020
Tammuz - July 8-9, 2020 (Jewish Holiday)
World Body Painting Day - July 9-11, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 9, 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 27- July 19, 2020 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race
Wimbledon - June 29 - July 12, 2020 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.
The Astrological Sign for July 9 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
1945 - Dean Koontz - American author and screenwriter
1957 - Kelly McGillis - American actress (Witness, Top Gun)
1964 - Courtney Love, American singer, songwriter, actress, and writer, married Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain
1850 - Zachary Taylor, American General and Politician who became the 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)
1932 - King Camp Gillette, American businessman who founded the Gillette Company (b. 1855)
2014 - Eileen Ford, American businesswoman who co-founded Ford Models (b. 1922)
2019 - Ross Perot, American businessman and politician (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1540 - King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves
1952 - TV host (Mister Rogers Neighborhood), Presbyterian Minister and educator, Fred Rogers marries Sara Joanne Byrd
1952 - Country singer June Carter marries singer Carl Smith
Quote of the Day
No means NO, and only Yes means YES! It's that simple!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
“If you’re like most women, you probably rate your eating habits, somewhere between “really good” and “pretty good”. According to a Gallup poll conducted by Weight Watchers, and the American Dietetic Association, 90 percent of women think their diets are reasonably healthy.
Almost all of them are delusional.” That is a direct quote from the first paragraph in the book “10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman’s Diet” by Elizabeth Somer. That quote has had a profound effect on me in the last 3 years. Are we delusional, as she suggests?
Check out the Diet Statistics that Kerry put together on her Healthy Diet Habits and see if you agree!
This Day in History
1776 - Per orders from George Washington, the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan
1790 - One third of the Russian Baltic fleet is captured by the Swedish Navy
1816 - Argentina declares their independence from Spain
1850 - U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk and contacting cholera morbus. Vice President Millard Fillmore becomes the next U.S. President
1863 - The Union gets complete control of the Mississippi River after the Siege of Port Hudson ends
1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship. Also gives all persons in the U.S. due process of law.
1893 - Daniel Hale Williams, an American heart surgeon performs the first successful open-heart surgery in the U.S. without anesthesia
1918 - The deadliest rail accident in U.S. history occurs in Nashville, Tennessee when an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101 and injuring 171 people
1944 - During World War II, American forces take Saipan
1958 - A 7.9 Mw strike-slip earthquake occurs in Alaska which causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami which kills five people
1982 - Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 145 on board and eight more on the ground
2006 - S7 Airlines Flight 778, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions in Sibera, killing 125 people
2011 - South Sudan gains their independence and secedes from Sudan
This Day in Music
1955 - Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets becomes the first Rock song to hit #1 on the Pop Chart
1968 - The Beatles release Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
1969 - The Beatles start recording Maxwell's Silver Hammer
1977 - Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band hits #8 in the US
1977 - Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day hits #1
1995 - Hootie & the Blowfish play the first concert at the Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, Connecticut
2019 - Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart reunite for the Love Alive tour which features all female support arts like Joan Jett, Sheryl Crow and Elle King
What About Love? by Heart
This Day in Sports
1877 - The first ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins for men's singles only
1914 - Babe Ruth's contract is purchased from the minor league Baltimore Orioles by the Boston Red Sox
1922 - Johnny Weissmuller breaks the world swimming record and the minute barrier in the 100 meters freestyle with a time of 58.6 seconds
1932 - The Washington Redskins team is formed
1963 - The All star MVP is Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants
1966 - Jack Nicklaus wins the British Open Men's Golf
1989 - Steffi Graf wins the Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open when she beats Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
1991 - The All star MVP is Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life. 2. Doing penance.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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