|1. The birthstone for July is the Ruby.|
|2. The zodiac signs for July are Cancer (June 21 - July 22) and Leo (July 23 - August 22)|
|3. The birth flower for July is the water lily.|
|4. The month of July was named after Julius Caesar.|
|5. On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established due to the British North America Act.|
|6. On July 1, 1898, the San Juan Hill was occupied by the American troops during the Spanish-American War.|
|7. During World War I on July 1, 1916, the Battle of Somme began.|
|8. On July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau.|
|9. On July 2, 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act (an Act to prohibit trusts) was passed by the United States Congress.|
|10. On July 5, 1971, Amendment 26 was proclaimed which set the voting age at 18 in the United States.|
|11. On July 6, 1854, the Republican Party held its first state convention at Jackson, Michigan.|
|12. On July 11, 1804, during a duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton was killed.|
|13. The 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, was born on July 1, 1913.|
|14. On July 16, 1790, District of Columbia was established.|
|15. The first atomic bomb was set off by scientists in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945.|
|16. National Blueberry Month|
|17. National Ice Cream Month|
|18. National Hot Dog Month|
|19. July 1 - Canada Day|
|20. July 4 - Independence Day |
21. July 7 - My daughter, Pam, was born.
And don't forget, just six months from today, we'll be celebrating New Year's Day - 2015!
Remembrances from a life filled with joy, love, and laughter... and enough pain to ensure humility~
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Fun Facts About July
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This was fine Peggy right up until that last sentence. I don't want to think about that.
Interesting facts. Thanx!
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