Special Days in July, 2016

julyWhether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, the July 2016 special days list gives you plenty to choose from!  Here’s the list of July themes, foods, scientific and historic anniversaries, and famous birthdays.  There’s some summer fun days, too!

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
  • Canada Day
  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • Princess Diana born 1961
  • International Joke Day
  • Postage Stamp Day
  • Roswell UFO Days
  • Second Half of the Year Day
  • Transistor Introduced 1948
  • Unassisted Homebirth Week begins
  • Zip Code Day
  • 1st US Zoo (Philadelphia) 1874

July 2

  • Cherry Pit Spitting Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Civil Rights Act passed (US) 1964
  • Fence Painting Days begin
  • I Forgot Day
  • International Day of Cooperatives
  • Made in the USA Day
  • Tom Sawyer Days begin
  • World UFO Day
  • 1st Zeppelin Flight 1900

July 3

  • Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days begin
  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Build a Scarecrow Day * (1st Sun)
  • Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • Disobedience Day
  • Dog Days begin
  • Eat Beans Day
  • Farriers Week
  • Idaho Statehood 1890
  • Music For Life Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Plastic Bag Free Day
  • Special Recreation Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Stay Out of the Sun Day
  • Superman Day

July 4

  • Musician Louis Armstrong born 1900
  • Boom Box Parade Day
  • 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
  • Bikini Day
  • Hop a Park Day

July 6

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

July 7

  • Chocolate Day
  • Eid-Al fitr *
  • 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

  • Collector Car Appreciation Day *( 2nd Fri.)
  • Cow Appreciation Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • Liberty Bell cracked 1835
  • Math Day
  • SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)
  • Tribute to Chickens Week begins *
  • Video Games Day
  • 1st Issue of The Wall Street Journal 1889

July 9

  • Carver Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Grange Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • 1st Rock and Roll Song to reach #1 on Pop Music Charts , “Rock Around the Clock” 1955
  • Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

  • Clerihew Day
  • Don’t Step on a Bee Day
  • Author Candice Ransom born 1952
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • Wyoming Statehood 1890

July 11

  • President John Qunicy Adams born 1767
  • Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • Cherries Day
  • Author Patricia Polacco born 1944
  • Slurpie Day
  • Town Criers Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Celebration of the Horse Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Cow Appreciation Day * (some sources say the 14th)
  • Be a Dork Day
  • 1st Boeing 707 1954
  • Gummi Worm Day
  • Artist Rembrandt Van Rijn born 1606
  • St. Swithin’s Day
  • Tapioca Pudding Day

July 16

  • Explorer Roald Amundsen born 1872
  • Apollo 11 Lift Off 1969
  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • Hot Dog Night
  • Toss Away “Could/Should Haves” Day  *(3rd Sat.)
  • Woody Wagon Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • World Snake Day

July 17

  • Captive Nations Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Disneyland Opened 1955
  • Ice Cream Day *(3rd Sun.)
  • Independent Retailers Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Parenting Gifted Children Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Peach Ice Cream Day
  • Ventriloquism Week begins *
  • Hymn writer Isaac Watts born 1674
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  • Yellow Pig Day
  • Zoo Keeper Week begins *(3rd full week)

July 18

  • Author/Illustrator Felicia Bond born 1954
  • Astronaut John Glenn born 1921
  • Get Out of the Doghouse Day  *(3rd Mon.)
  • Global Hug Your Kids Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Gymnast  Nadia Comaneci scored 1st perfect “10″ in Olympics 1976
  • Independent Retailers Week begins *
  • Nelson Mandela born 1918

July 19

  • Physicist/Astronomer Edward Charles Pickering born 1846
  • Raspberry Cake Day

July 20

  • Cake Day
  • Author Ernest Hemingway born 1899
  • Lollipop Day
  • 1st Moon Landing/ Walk 1969
  • Ugly Truck Day
  • World Jump Day

July 21

  • Get to Know Your Customers Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • 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
  • Spoonerism Day

July 23

  • Batman Day
  • Day of the Cowboy *(4th Sat.)
  • 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
  • Moth Week begins (last full week)
  • Tell an Old Joke Day

July 25

  • Carousel Day
  • Culinarians Day
  • 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

  • Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • Chili Dog Day *(last Thurs.)
  • Hamburger Day
  • Milk Chocolate Day
  • Author/Illustrator Beatrix Potter born 1866
  • World Lumberjack Championships *

July 29

  • Chicken Wing Day
  • Author Sharon Creech born 1945
  • Garlic Days begin *
  • Lasagna Day
  • NASA established 1958
  • Rain Day
  • Talk in An Elevator Day *(last Fri.)

July 30

  • Author Emily Bronte born 1818
  • Cheesecake Day
  • Dance Day *(Last Sat.)
  • Garlic Days *(last weekend)
  • 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
  • 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-2016.html

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

Have a happy and safe July!

betty jo

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3 thoughts on “Special Days in July, 2016

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thanks for telling me! And, I like it when I can get them ready before the month starts, too. Wish it would happen more often! 🙂

      Reply
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