July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, and the fourth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Originally called Quintilis (for the fifth month of the 10-month Roman calendar), July was renamed by the Roman Senate in honor of Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth.
In the month of July, history has witnessed remarkable moments that have uplifted the human spirit and inspired generations. One such instance is the historic moon landing that took place on July 20, 1969. It was a monumental achievement as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission. Their extraordinary journey demonstrated the limitless potential of human exploration and united people worldwide in awe and wonder.
Nelson Mandela's birthday is celebrated on July 18. Mandela went on to become a prominent anti-apartheid activist and the first black president of South Africa. His lifelong struggle for justice, equality, and reconciliation has made an indelible impact on the world, serving as a beacon of hope and resilience.
July is also the month of independence for several nations, marking the triumph of self-determination and the pursuit of freedom. Notably, the United States celebrates its independence on July 4, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This historic milestone continues to remind us of the enduring spirit of liberty and the pursuit of a better future.
Zodiac signs: Cancer (until July 22) and Leo (July 23 onwards)
Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 - Canada Day
3 - Full Moon 7:39 am EDT
4 - Independence Day
6 - Dalai Lama’s Birthday (1935)
9 - Last Quarter 9:48 pm EDT
12 - Orangemen’s Day (Northern Ireland)
14 - Bastille Day (France)
17 - New Moon 2:32 pm EDT
19 - Muharram (Islamic New Year)
25 - First Quarter 6:07 pm EDT
27 - Tisha B’Av (Jewish)
28 - Ashurah (Islamic)
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Posted by Amber Lotus Publishing on 1st Jul 2023