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Fun Facts

Posted by on July 18, 2013

For this Thursday, let’s look at some interesting facts about the month of July! 

  • July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.
  • July has 31 days. 
  • In 44 BCE, the Roman Senate changed the name of the month Quintilis to July. The month is named after Julius Caesar. 
  • The birthstone for July is ruby. 
  • The zodiac signs for July are Cancer (June 21 – July 22) and Leo (July 23 – August 22). 
  • The birth flowers for the month of July are the water lily and the larkspur. 
  • July is National Blueberry Month. It is also National Ice Cream Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Baked Beans Month! 
  • Independence Day in the United States is July 4th. 
  • On July 16, 1790, the District of Columbia was established. 
  • On July 5, 1971, Amendment 26 was proclaimed. The amendment set the voting age to 18 in the United States of America. 
  • The 38th President of the United States, Gerald Ford, was born on July 1, 1913. 
  • Parents’ Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July. President Bill Clinton established Parent’s Day in 1994.
  • Hug Week is the third week of July.
  • On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. 

 

 

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