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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