July 4

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on July 4, include:

  • Alice in Wonderland Day 
  • Boom Box Parade Day 
  • Earth at Aphelion  (Farthest from the Sun) - July 4, 2024 at 10:06 pm
  • Independence Day (4th of July) 
  • Independence From Meat Day 
  • Indivisible Day
  • Invisible Day 
  • Jackfruit Day 
  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day 
  • National Barbeque Day
  • National Caesar Salad Day 
  • National Country Music Day 
  • Sidewalk Egg Frying Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include July 4, are:

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Clean Beaches Week - July 1-7
  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • Eye Safety Awareness Week - June 30 - July 6, 2024 (7 days starting last Sunday in June)
  • Freedom Week - July 4-10
  • 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 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.


  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.
July 4th is Independence Day! Info. from Holidays and Observances.

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.
  • Anime Expo - July 4-7, 2024

Astrological Sign

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.
  • Waterlily
  • Delphinium




The Birthstone(s) for July is:

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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This Day in History

  • 1776 - The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the 2nd Continental Congres
  • 1802 - The United States Military Academy opens in West Point, New York
  • 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people
  • 1817 - Construction on the Erie Canal begins in Rome, New York
  • 1827 - Slavery is abolished in the State of New York
  • 1831 - My Country, 'Tis of Thee" is written by Samuel Francis Smith for the July 4th festivities in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1838 - The Iowa Territory is organized
  • 1863 - Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege
  • 1901 - William Howard Taft becomes the new American governor of the Philippines
  • 1911 - 380 people are killed during an eleven day heat wave in the northeastern United States
  • 1946 - The Philippines attains full independence from the United States
  • 1966 - The Freedom of Information Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1976 - The United States celebrates its Bicentennial
  • 1997 - NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars
  • 2004 - The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City
  • 2009 - After eight years of closure following the September 11 attacks, the Statue of Liberty's crown is reopened to the public

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - I Get Around from The Beach Boys becomes their first #1 hit
  • 1966 - Summer in the City, is released by the Lovin' Spoonful (video below)
  • 1980 - The Beach Boys throw a free concert in Washington D.C. that 500,000 attend
  • 1982 - Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager see the movie E.T, and that night write the song Heartlight inspired by the film
  • 1984 - The Beach Boys give a concert in Miami, Florida and have Ringo Starr perform with them
  • 1992 - Baby Got Back from Sir Mix-A-Lot hits #1

This Day in Sports

  • 1960 - Mickey Mantle is the 19th to hit 300 HRs
  • 1980 - Nolan Ryan is the 4th to strikeout 3,000
  • 1982 - Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe at the 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4)
  • 1984 - Phil Niekro of the New York Yankee's is the 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • 1987 - Martina Navratilova bests Steffi Graf at the 94th Wimbledon Women's Tennis (7-5, 6-3)
  • 1992 - Steffi Graf bests Monica Seles at the 99th Wimbledon Women's Tennis (6-2, 6-1)
  • 2004 - Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams at the 111th Wimbledon Women's Tennis (6-1, 6-4)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Auteur (noun)

1.  A creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognizable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent 'author' of their works.

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