July 2

July 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 2, include:

  • Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day
  • I Forgot Day 
  • Made in the USA Day 
  • National Anisette Day 
  • Second Half of the Year Day - (Non-Leap Years)
  • Special Recreation for the Disabled Day 
  • World Sports Journalists Day 
  • World UFO Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 2, are:

  • Clean Beaches Week - July 1-7
  • Eye Safety Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting last Sunday in June)
  • Hellen Keller - Blind Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting the last Sunday in June)
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • International Lace Week - July 1-6, 2024
  • National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4
  • National Unassisted Homebirth Week - July 1-7

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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)

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2024 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Tour de France - June 29 - July 21, 2024 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race.
  • Wimbledon - July 1-14, 2024 held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Southwest London, England.

Astrological Sign

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.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

  • Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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)
  • 2019 - Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (Development of Ford Mustang) (b. 1924)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2011 - Charlene Lynette Wittstock marries Prince Albert II of Monaco

Quote of the Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe 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!

Weekly Menu Planning is Easy!! Tips and Ideas to set yours up!

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 Plan from 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

Geodesy (noun)

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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