Monday, July 2, 2012

Fun Facts About July

July, named after Julius Caesar, who was born on the twelfth of July, is the seventh month of the year. It is also one of seven months with 31 days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

July starts on the same day of the week as April in a common year, and the same day of the week as January in leap years. 

July's birthstone is ruby, which symbolizes contentment, and it's birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily. 

Those born in the beginning of the month are born under the sign of Cancer, while those born later in the month are considered Leo.

Famous Birthdays:

July 3--Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860)

July 4--Neil Simon (1927)

July 5-- Jean Cocteau (1889)

July 15--Iris Murdoch (1919)
              James Baldwin (1971)

July 21--Ernest Hemingway (1899)

July 24--Alexandre Dumas (1802)

July 26--Aldous Huxley (1894)

July 28--Beatrix Potter (1866)

July 30--Emily Bronte (1818)

July 31--JK Rowling (1965)

Events in July:

Pleasure Week. July 1-7.
Canada Day. July 1. Commemorates the day, in 1876, that three colonies were united in what is now known as Canada.
Stay Out of The Sun Day. July 3.
Independence Day. July 4 (US). Commemorates the day in 1776 when the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. 
Work-a-holics Day. July 5.
Video Games Day. July 8
Teddy Bear Picnic Day. July 10.
Different Colored Eyes Day. July 12.
Embrace Your Geekness Day. July 13
National Nude Day--which falls on the same day as...Pandemonium Day. (I wonder why!) July 14.
National Ice Cream Day. Third Sunday of the month. I'll be there for this!
Cow Appreciation Day. July 15. (which happens to fall on the same day as Ice Cream Day, so hug a cow.)
National Junk Food Day. July 21. Which is followed by...
Hammock Day. July 22. Which also happens to be...Parent's Day!
Pioneer Day. July 24 (Utah.) Commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormons into Salt Lake Valley in 1847.
All or Nothing Day. July 26.
National Cheesecake Day!!!!!! July 30.

July is:

National Baked Bean Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Hot Dog Month
Lasagna Awareness Month (I AM aware!)
Anti-Boredom Month
Hitchhiking Month (That can't be safe!)
National Picnic Month
National Pickle Month

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