July

July was originally the fifth month of the year until January and February were added to the calendar. It is the seventh month now with 31 days. It has been named in honour of Julius Caesar who was born on July 13.

July 1

It is celebrated as Canada Day, commemorating the confederation of Upper and Lower Canada to the Dominion of Canada in 1867. It was formerly known as Dominion Day.

In 1863, it was the day of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

In 1961, on this date Princess Diana and Carl Lewis (Track and Field Star) were born.

Birth of Hariprasad Chaurasia, India’s popular flautist in 1938.

July 4

In 1776, America gained Independence. The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were first published in 1865.

 In 1902 Indian religious leader Swami Vivekananda died.

July 5

In the year 1687, Sir Isaac Newton had his tryst with the falling apple and described the Law of Gravity.

The year 1954 saw the birth of Rock and Roll when Elvis Presley recorded ‘That’s All Right’.

In 1994 Kiran Bedi, won the Magsaysay Award.

July 6

Louis Pasteur came up with a vaccine against rabies in 1885.

In 1935, religious leader The Dalai Lama was born. It is also the birth date of George W. Bush (1946), the 43rd US President and Sylvester Stallone (1946), the popular actor.

July 9

In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.

Tom Hanks, the famous actor was born in 1956 on this date.

In 1875, the Bombay Stock Exchange was formed.

July 13

In 1908, women competed in modern Olympics for the first time.

The FIFA World Cup began for the first time in Uruguay in the year 1930.

 In 1977, the famous New York City Blackout took place that lasted for 25 hours.

Erno Rubik who invented the Rubik Cube was born on this day in 1944.

 In 1947 the Indian Independence Bill became an Act.

July 15

Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered in the Battle of Waterloo in the year 1815.

 Mahesh Chandra Mehta, environmental activist won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1997.

July 16

The US detonated the first plutonium based test nuclear weapon ushering in the atomic age in the year 1945.

In 1951 the novel Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger was published.

In 1969 Apollo 11 became the first manned space mission to land on the moon.

Roald Amundsen, explorer of the South Pole, was born on this day in 1872.

Remarriage of Hindu Widows was legalised on this date in the year 1856.

July 18

In 1968 the chip processor company Intel was found.

In 1976 Nadia Comaneci scored the first perfect ten in Olympic gymnastics.

Nelson Mandela, the popular civil rights leader, was born on this day in 1918.

July 21

In 1861 the first Battle of Bull in the American Civil War was fought at Manassas.

In 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.

In 1947 The Indian National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly.

July 22

The day is known as Pi Approximation day because 22/7 is an approximation of the number pi.

July 26

The FBI was formed in the year 1908.

This day is also the birthday of George Bernard Shaw-playwright (1856) and Carl Jung- psychiatrist (1875).

In 1999 the Kargil War between India and Pakistan came to an end on this day.

July 29

In 1954 The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, was published.

In 1958 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was created.

Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator was born in 1883.

July 30

In 1930 the first Football World Cup took place.

Elvis Presley made his debut as a public performer in 1954.

July 31

Birth of popular Hindi writer Premchand in 1880.

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