Monthly Archives: June 2015

Special Days in July, 2015

july_clipartThe Special Days in July list has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/06/27/special-days-in-july-2017/

Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this July 2015’s special days list gives you plenty to choose from!

July Awareness/Observance Days and Themes

  • Air-Conditioning Appreciation
  • Anti-Boredom
  • Bereaved Parents Awareness
  • Bio-terrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness
  • Black Family
  • Blondie and Deborah Harry Month
  • Cell Phone Courtesy
  • Dog House Repair
  • Family Reunion
  • Freedom From Fear of Speaking
  • Herbal Prescription Awareness
  • Irrigation
  • Make a Difference to Children
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Read An Almanac
  • Share a Sunset
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair Beautification
  • Wild About Wildlife
  • Women’s Motorcycle
  • Zine

July’s Food Themes

  • Baked Beans
  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Grilling
  • Horseradish
  • Hot Dog
  • Lettuce
  • Ice Cream
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Nectarine
  • Picnic

July, 2015  –  Daily Specials:  (the * means that the special day does NOT fall on the same date every year)

July 1

  • Battle of Gettysburg 1863
  • Beans and Bacon Days begin *
  • Canada Day
  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • Princess Diana born 1961
  • International Joke Day
  • Postage Stamp Day
  • Second Half of the Year Day
  • Transistor Introduced 1948
  • Unassisted Homebirth Week begins
  • Zip Code Day
  • 1st US Zoo (Philadelphia) 1874

July 2

  • Civil Rights Act passed (US) 1964
  • Fence Painting Days begin
  • I Forgot Day
  • Made in the USA Day
  • Tom Sawyer Days begin
  • World UFO Day
  • 1st Zeppelin Flight 1900

July 3

  • Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days begin
  • Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • Disobedience Day
  • Dog Days begin
  • Eat Beans Day
  • Idaho Statehood 1890
  • Plastic Bag Free Day
  • Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 4

  • Musician Louis Armstrong born 1900
  • Boom Box Parade Day
  • Cherry Pit Spitting Day *(1st Sat.)
  • President Calvin Coolidge born 1872
  • Country Music Day
  • Freedom Week begins
  • Independence Day (US) 1776
  • Indivisible Day
  • Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

July 5

  • P.T. Barnum born 1810
  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Bikini Day
  • Build a Scarecrow Day * (1st Sun)
  • Hop a Park Day
  • Music For Life Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Shark Week begins *
  • Special Recreation Week begins *(1st full week)

July 6

  • President George W. Bush born 1946
  • Fried Chicken Day
  • 16mm Movie Camera and Projector introduced 1923
  • World Kiss Day

July 7

  • Chocolate Day
  • Father – Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Macaroni Day
  • Pinocchio first printed 1883
  • Strawberry Sundae Day
  • Tell the Truth Day

July 8

  • Liberty Bell cracked 1835
  • Math Day
  • SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)
  • Video Games Day
  • 1st Issue of The Wall Street Journal 1889

July 9

  • 1st Rock and Roll Song to reach #1 on Pop Music Charts , “Rock Around the Clock” 1955
  • Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

  • Clerihew Day
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day *( 2nd Fri.)
  • Cow Appreciation Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • Don’t Step on a Bee Day
  • Author Candice Ransom born 1952
  • Pick Blueberries Day *
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • Tribute to Chickens Week begins *
  • Wyoming Statehood 1890

July 11

  • President John Qunicy Adams born 1767
  • Carver Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • Cherries Day
  • Grange Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Author Patricia Polacco born 1944
  • Slurpie Day
  • Author EB White born 1899
  • World Population Day

July 12

  • Barn Day
  • Julius Caesar born 100 BC
  • Different Colored Eyes Day
  • Inventor George Eastman born 1854
  • Etch a Sketch introduced 1960
  • Paper Bag Day
  • Pecan Pie Day
  • Simplicity Day
  • Sports Cliche Week begins *
  • Naturalist, Henry Thoreau born 1817

July 13

  • Barbershop Appreciation Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Fool’s Paradise Day
  • French Fry Day
  • “Live Aid” organized 1985
  • Puzzle Day
  •  Town Criers Day *(2nd Mon.)

July 14

  • Bastille Day
  • Cow Appreciation Day  * ((some sources say the 15th)
  • President Gerald Ford born 1913
  • Author Laura Numeroff born 1953
  • Pandemonium Day
  • Shark Awareness Day *
  • Missionary Lilias Trotter born 1853

July 15

  • Apollo 18 launched 1975
  • Cow Appreciation Day * (some sources say the 14th)
  • Be a Dork Day
  • 1st Boeing 707 1954
  • Gummy Worm Day
  • Rabbit Week begins *
  • Artist Rembrandt Van Rijn born 1606
  • St. Swithin’s Day
  • Tapioca Pudding Day
  • Ventriloquism Week begins *

July 16

  • Explorer Roald Amundsen born 1872
  • Apollo 11 Lift Off 1969
  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • Hot Dog Night
  • World Snake Day

July 17

  • Disneyland Opened 1955
  • Peach Ice Cream Day
  • Hymn writer Isaac Watts born 1674
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  • Yellow Pig Day

July 18

  • Author/Illustrator Felicia Bond born 1954
  • Eid-Al Fitr  *
  • Astronaut John Glenn born 1921
  • Celebration of the Horse Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Gymnast  Nadia Comaneci scored 1st perfect “10″ in Olympics 1976
  • Nelson Mandela born 1918
  • Toss Away “Could/Should Haves” Day  *(3rd Sat.)
  • Woody Wagon Day *(3rd Sat.)

July 19

  • Captive Nations Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Ice Cream Day *(3rd Sun.)
  • Independent Retailers Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Moth Week begins (last full week)
  • Parenting Gifted Children Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Physicist/Astronomer Edward Charles Pickering born 1846
  • Raspberry Cake Day
  • Zoo Keeper Week begins *(3rd full week)

July 20

  • Cake Day
  • Get Out of the Doghouse Day  *(3rd Mon.)
  • Author Ernest Hemingway born 1899
  • Global Hug Your Kids Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Lollipop Day
  • 1st Moon Landing/ Walk 1969
  • Ugly Truck Day
  • World Jump Day

July 21

  • Get Out of the Doghouse Day *
  • Ernest Hemingway born 1899
  • Junk Food Day

July 22

  • Artist Alexander Calder born 1898
  • Hammock Day
  • Penuche Fudge Day
  • Pied Piper arrived in Hamelin 1284
  • Rat Catchers Day
  • Salad Week begins *(4th week)
  • Spoonerism Day

July 23

  • Batman Day
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • Hot Dog Day
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • Ice Cream Cones 1st introduced 1904
  • Pneumatic Tires invented 1888
  • Telegrapher patented 1829
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24

  • Military Leader Simon Bolivar born 1783
  • Cousins Day
  • Drive-Thru Day
  • Author Alexander Dumas born 1802
  • Aviator Amelia Earhart born 1897
  • Learn Nothing Day
  • Mormon Pioneer Day
  • Tell an Old Joke Day

July 25

  • Carousel Day
  • Culinarians Day
  • Dance Day *(Last Sat.)
  • Day of the Cowboy *(4th Sat.)
  • Garlic Days *(last weekend)
  • Thread the Needle Day
  • Video Games Day

July 26

  • All or Nothing Day
  • Apollo 15 launched 1971
  • Aunt and Uncle Day *(4th Sun.)
  • Artist George Catlin born 1796
  • FBI Created 1908
  • New York Statehood 1788
  • One Voice Day
  • Parents’ Day *(4th Sun.)

July 27

  • Korean War Armistice Day (1953)
  • Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
  • Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

July 28

  • Hamburger Day
  • Milk Chocolate Day
  • Author/Illustrator Beatrix Potter born 1866

July 29

  • Chicken Wing Day
  • Author Sharon Creech born 1945
  • Lasagna Day
  • NASA established 1958
  • Rain Day

July 30

  • Author Emily Bronte born 1818
  • Cheesecake Day
  • Chili Dog Day *(last Thurs.)
  • International Day of Friendship
  • Father-in-Law Day
  • Inventor Henry Ford born 1863
  • Paperback Book Day
  • Support Public Education Day

July 31

  • MTV debut 1981
  • Mutt’s Day
  • Author J.K. Rowling born 1965
  • Talk in An Elevator Day *(last Fri.)
  • Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
  • World Ranger Day

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, my old journal notes, and the web.  If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/july#quicklinks

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-july

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/july-2015.html

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/july.htm

http://www.brownielocks.com/july.html

Happy July!

betty jo

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Blaise Pascal

16bbeda3-bdd9-3f87-99a3-29cf85593965According to Special Days in June,   the 19th is Blaise Pascal’s birthday (1623).  Somehow we missed studying about one of the greatest mathematicians and philosphers of all time when we focused on that time in history.  So, we’re going to take a day or two of summer studies to devote to learning about Pascal and his triangle.  You know, that’s one of the many perks with home education – when you discover a gap somewhere, you can fill it right in.

Below are the online resources I found for our Pascal study.

Biography –

http://www.famousscientists.org/blaise-pascal/

Scientist Notebooking Printables –

http://notebookingfairy.com/2012/04/scientist-notebooking-pages/

Pascal’s Triangle and Usages  (from simple to complex) Explained

http://www.mathsisfun.com/pascals-triangle.html

Free Printable Worksheet

Short Video – Patterns of Pascal’s Triangle –

 

I hope your family has the chance to learn about Blaise Pascal, too.  He was an interesting guy with an unique understanding of numbers and patterns.

 

For my collection of  history themed and biography resources –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/history-resources/

betty jo