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July Resources

Here is a wonderful list of free resources for learning (and teaching) through the month of July!

BIG LIST of Special Days in July  –     https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/06/27/special-days-in-july-2017/

Resource Collection for Calendar Based Lesson Planning  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Specific July Themed Resources –

Presidents with July Birthdays

  • Calvin Coolidge – July 4, 1872
  • George W. Bush – July 6, 1946
  • John Quincy Adams – July 11, 1767
  • Gerald Ford – July 14, 1913

Awesome resources for learning about the Presidents – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

July Statehood Anniversaries

  • Idaho – July 3, 1890
  • Wyoming – July 10, 1890
  • New York – July 26, 1788

States Printables – http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__usa.php

States Videos and Facts  –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Daily Specials for July, 2017  (I’ll be updating the daily specials with more resources as we go along through the month, so check back often for more!  And, if you have any special day resource favorites, be sure to let me know and I’ll edit them into the list. I appreciate all the help I can get!)

July 1 – International Joke Day – Our favorite kid’s joke resources and tips – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/01/just-joking/

July 4  –  Independence Day – Cross Curriculum Unit Study Resources  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/01/history-fireworks-food-and-family-fun-a-4th-of-july-unit-study/

July 7  –  Chocolate Day  –  Learning Resources, Recipes, and Activities  http://www.franw.com/2013/02/chocolate.html

July 8 –  Liberty Bell cracked 1835  –  Learning Resources  –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/08/the-liberty-bell/

July 10  –  Town Criers Day (2nd Monday)  –  Fun Information and Videos  https://hearthungerblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/international-town-criers-day/

July 11  –  Author EB White born 1899  –  Charlotte’s Web Activities  http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2015/01/charlottes-web-activities-for-kids.html

July 12  –  Julius Caesar born 100 BC  –  Biography  http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/julius_caesar.php

July 12  –  Henry Thoreau born 1817  –  Lesson Plans and Activities http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/henry-david-thoreau-born-a-20558.html

July 14 –  Artist Rembrandt born 1606 – Learning Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/15/rembrandt/

July 17 –  Hymn Writer Isaac Watts born 1674  – Biography and Hymns  –http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/w/a/t/watts_i.htm

July 23 –  Shark Week begins * – Webcams and videos  –                   http://deadline.com/2017/06/shark-week-schedule-michael-phelps-chris-noth-1202114238/

July 24 –  Aviator Amelia Earhart born 1897  –   History and Photos  https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/National-Archives-Photo-Does-It-Depict-Amelia-Earhart-

July 26 –  Artist George Catlin born 1796  –   Gallery with Commentary  http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/catlinclassroom/cl.html

July 28  –  Fingerprints First Used for Identification  –  Fingerprinting Science Activities  http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/fingerprint-science-for-kids

July 28 – Author Beatrix Potter born 1866  –  Lesson Plans and Activities  https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/beatrix-potters-naughty-animal-tales#sect-activities

July 29 – International Tiger Day – Facts, Listen to “ROARS”, Coloring printables, and more – http://www.tigers-world.com/

July 31  –  Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day –  Odd instruments to view and hear  http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/

Happy July Learning!

betty jo

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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, the July 2017 special days list gives you plenty to choose from!

Upon request, I’ve added more holidays and observances from the UK.  Also, upon request, a easy to print PDF of the list is included at the bottom of this post.

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
  • Bison
  • 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
  • Independent Retailers
  • Irrigation
  • Make a Difference to Children
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Read An Almanac
  • Share a Sunset
  • Tennis
  • Tour de France
  • Unlucky Month for Weddings
  • 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
  • Ice Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Ice Cream
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Nectarine
  • Picnic

July, 2017  –  Daily Specials:  (the * means that the special day does NOT fall on the same date every year)

July 1

  • Battle of Gettysburg 1863
  • Burundi Independence Day 1962
  • Canada  Independence Day 1867
  • Cherry Pit Spitting Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • Princess Diana born 1961
  • Hop-a-Park Day * (1st Sat.)
  • International Joke Day
  • Postage Stamp Day
  • Roswell UFO Days
  • Rwanda Independence Day 1962
  • Somalia  Independence Day 1960
  • Second Half of the Year Day
  • Transistor Introduced 1948
  • Unassisted Homebirth Week begins
  • Ventriloquism Week begins *
  • Zip Code Day
  • 1st US Zoo (Philadelphia) 1874

July 2

  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Build a Scarecrow Day * (1st Sun)
  • Civil Rights Act passed (US) 1964
  • Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury born 1489
  • Fence Painting Days begin
  • I Forgot Day
  • International Day of Cooperatives
  • Made in the USA Day
  • Music For Life Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Special Recreation Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Tom Sawyer Days begin
  • World UFO Day
  • 1st Zeppelin Flight 1900

July 3

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

July 4

  • 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

  • Apple Turnover Day
  • P.T. Barnum born 1810
  • Bikini Day
  • Graham Cracker Day
  • Tynwald Day
  • Venezuela  Independence Day 1811
  • Work-a-holics Day

July 6

  • President George W. Bush born 1946
  • Children’s Art Day (UK)
  • Fried Chicken Day
  • Malawi  Independence Day 1964
  • 16mm Movie Camera and Projector introduced 1923
  • Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
  • 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

  • Blueberry Day
  • Carver Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Grange Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Lailat al Miraj *
  • 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

  • Argentina  Independence Day 1816
  • 1st Rock and Roll Song to reach #1 on Pop Music Charts , “Rock Around the Clock” 1955
  • Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

  • Bahamas  Independence Day 1973
  • Clerihew Day
  • Don’t Step on a Bee Day
  • Everybody Deserves a Massage Week begins *
  • Author Candice Ransom born 1952
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
  • Town Criers Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Wyoming Statehood 1890

July 11

  • President John Qunicy Adams born 1767
  • St. Benedict Day
  • Blueberry Muffin Day
  • Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • Cherries Day
  • Pet Photo Day
  • 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
  • Eat Your Jello Day
  • Etch a Sketch introduced 1960
  • Orange Men’s Day
  • Paper Bag Day
  • Pecan Pie Day
  • Sao Tome and Principe  Independence Day 1975
  • Simplicity Day
  • Naturalist, Henry Thoreau born 1817

July 13

  • Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
  • Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
  • Buckingham Palace Becomes Residence of Britain’s Monarchy 1837
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Fool’s Paradise Day
  • French Fry Day
  • “Live Aid” organized 1985
  • National Day (Northern Ireland)
  • Puzzle Day

July 14

  • Bastille Day / France  Independence Day 1789
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day *( 2nd Fri.)
  • Cow Appreciation Day *(2nd Fri.)
  • President Gerald Ford born 1913
  • Author Laura Numeroff born 1953
  • Pandemonium Day
  • Artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn born 1606
  • Shark Awareness Day
  • Tape Measure Day
  • Mac and Cheese Day
  • Missionary Lilias Trotter born 1853

July 15

  • Apollo 18 launched 1975
  • Be a Dork Day
  • 1st Boeing 707 1954
  • Gummi Worm Day
  • I Love Horses Day
  • Artist Rembrandt Van Rijn born 1606
  • Shark Awareness Day
  • St. Swithin’s Day
  • Tapioca Pudding Day
  • Toss Away “Could/Should Haves” Day  *(3rd Sat.)
  • Woody Wagon Day *(3rd Sat.)

July 16

  • Atomic Bomb Successfully Tested 1945
  • Explorer Roald Amundsen born 1872
  • Captive Nations Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Apollo 11 Lift Off 1969
  • Coral Reef Awareness Week * (3rd week)
  • Corn Fritters Day
  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • Hot Dog Night
  • Ice Cream Day *(3rd Sun.)
  • Independent Retailers Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Parenting Gifted Children Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • World Snake Day
  • Zoo Keeper Week begins *(3rd full week)

July 17

  • Festival of British Archeaology
  • Disneyland Opened 1955
  • Get Out of the Doghouse Day  *(3rd Mon.)
  • Global Hug Your Kids Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Peach Ice Cream Day
  • Swan Upping * (3rd Monday)
  • Hymn writer Isaac Watts born 1674
  • World Emoji Day
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  • Yellow Pig Day

July 18

  • Author/Illustrator Felicia Bond born 1954
  • Astronaut John Glenn born 1921
  • Gymnast  Nadia Comaneci scored 1st perfect “10″ in Olympics 1976
  • Nelson Mandela born 1918
  • Sour Candy Day

July 19

  • Hot Dog Day *
  • Physicist/Astronomer Edward Charles Pickering born 1846
  • Raspberry Cake Day
  • The Mary Rose sank 1545

July 20

  • Cake Day
  • Colombia Independence Day 1810
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day * (3rd Thurs.)
  • Author Ernest Hemingway born 1899
  • Lollipop Day
  • 1st Moon Landing/ Walk 1969
  • Ugly Truck Day
  • World Jump Day
  • World Lumberjack Championships *

July 21

  • Belgium Independence Day 1831
  • Celebration of the Horse Day *(3rd Fri.)
  • Ernest Hemingway born 1899
  • Junk Food Day
  • Monkey Day

July 22

  • Artist Alexander Calder born 1898
  • Day of the Cowboy *(4th Sat.)
  • Hammock Day
  • Penuche Fudge Day
  • Pied Piper arrived in Hamelin 1284
  • Poland Independence Day
  • Rat Catchers Day
  • Spoonerism Day

July 23

  • Aunt and Uncle Day *(4th Sun.)
  • Batman Day
  • Egypt Independence Day 1952
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • Hot Dog Day
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • Ice Cream Cones 1st introduced 1904
  • Mosquito Day
  • Moth Week begins * (last full week)
  • Parent’s Day * (4th Sun.)
  • Pneumatic Tires invented 1888
  • Shark Week begins *
  • 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
  • Eid  al-fitr begins *
  • King James VI of Scotland crowned 1567
  • Learn Nothing Day
  • Mormon Pioneer Day
  • Tell an Old Joke Day
  • Thermal engineer Day

July 25

  • Carousel Day
  • St. Christopher’s Day
  • Culinarians Day
  • Grotto Day / St. James’ Day
  • Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • St. James the Great Day
  • Thread the Needle Day
  • Video Games Day

July 26

  • All or Nothing Day
  • Apollo 15 launched 1971
  • Bagelfest Day
  • Artist George Catlin born 1796
  • Coffee Milkshake Day
  • Dharma Day
  • FBI Created 1908
  • Liberia Independence Day 1847
  • Maldive Islands Independence Day 1965
  • New York Statehood 1788
  • One Voice Day

July 27

  • Bugs Bunny debut 1940
  • Chili Dog Day * (last Thurs.)
  • Korean War Armistice Day (1953)
  • Refreshment Day * (4th Thurs.)
  • Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
  • Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

July 28

  • Buffalo Soldiers Day
  • Chocolate Milk Day
  • Garlic Days
  • Get Gnarly Day * (last Fri.)
  • Fingerprints First Used for Identification
  • Hamburger Day
  • Milk Chocolate Day
  • Author/Illustrator Beatrix Potter born 1866
  • Peru Independence Day 1821
  • Talk in An Elevator Day *(last Fri.)
  • The Union Flag decreed to be the National Flag of Great Britain 1707

July 29

  • Chicken Wing Day
  • Author Sharon Creech born 1945
  • Dance Day *(Last Sat.)
  • Lasagna Day
  • Lipstick Day
  • NASA established 1958
  • Rain Day
  • Tiger Day

July 30

  • Author Emily Bronte born 1818
  • Cheesecake Day
  • International Day of Friendship
  • Father-in-Law Day
  • Inventor Henry Ford born 1863
  • Paperback Book Day
  • Support Public Education Day

July 31

  • Avocado Day
  • MTV debut 1981
  • Mutt’s Day
  • Raspberry Cake Day
  • Author J.K. Rowling born 1965
  • Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
  • World Ranger Day

Download Special Days in July (however, I usually add other days as I find them throughout the month and your pdf would not have those days)

PDF SpecialDaysinJuly (1)

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.html

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

https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/july-overview/

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://projectbritain.com/calendars/july.html

http://aglobalworld.com/international-independence-days/country-independence-day.php

Have a Happy  July!

betty jo

Special Days in July, 2016

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The following post had 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, 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

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