July

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July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between June and August. It has 31 days. July was named after Julius Caesar. The mid-way point of the year is either on July 2 or in the night of July 1-2.

July always begins on the same day of the week as April, and additionally, January in leap years. It doesn't end on the same day of the week as any other month in common years, but ends on the same day of the week as January in leap years.

The Month[change | change source]

July is named after Julius Caesar, who was born on 12 or 13 July

In each hemisphere, it is the seasonal equivalent of January in the other hemisphere. In the North, it is summer and in the South it is winter.

In the Northern Hemisphere, July is often the warmest month of the year, and major sporting events and music festivals are held around this time. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is a winter month, with the coldest-recorded temperature having been measured in Antarctica in this month.

July begins on the same day of the week as April every year and January in leap years. No other month in common years ends on the same day of the week as July, but it ends on the same day of week as January in leap years.

In common years, July both starts and ends on the same day of the week as October of the previous year; it also ends on the same day of the week as February of the previous year. In common years immediately after another one, July both starts and ends on the same day of the week as January of the previous year. In leap years, July both starts and ends on the same day of the week as May of the previous year.

In years immediately before common years, July both starts and ends on the same day of the week as December of the next year; it also starts on the same day of the week as September, and ends on the same day of the week as April, both of the next year. In years immediately before leap years, July starts on the same day of the week as June, and ends on the same day of the week as September, both of the next year.

July's flower is a variety of the water lily. Its birthstone is the ruby. The meaning for the birthstone ruby is contented mind. Astrological signs for July are Cancer (June 21 - July 21) and Leo (July 22 - August 21).

In the old Roman calendar, July was called Quintilis, meaning Fifth Month because, in the old calendar, the year began in March. Augustus later renamed it July in honour of Julius Caesar, whose birthday was in this month. Augustus later also named the following month, August, after himself.

Holidays[change | change source]

Fixed Events[change | change source]

Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa
July 4 celebrations in Washington, DC


Moveable events[change | change source]

Selection of Historical Events[change | change source]

A stuffed exhibit of a Great Auk, which became extinct on July 3, 1844
Storming of the Bastille, start of the French Revolution
Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20, 1969
Machu Picchu, Peru, which was "re-discovered" on July 24, 1911.


Trivia[change | change source]

A summer beach in the Northern Hemisphere.


Months of the Year

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December