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larkspur Flower - Larkspur (signifies good luck and humor)

Alternate Flowers - Water Lily, Tulip

Birthstone - Ruby (signifies contentment and wisdom)

Name Origin - named for Julius Caesar, Roman dictator

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July 1
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ice cream cone Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day - Try some new ice cream flavor today. Or better yet get some vanilla ice cream and lots of different toppings and let your family and friends create their own flavors. Some ideas for toppings: flavored ice cream toppings, crumbled cookies, coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, crumbled candy bars, etc. See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

smilie International Joke Day - Tell jokes to friends and family to brighten their day. See Jokes and Humor.

music notes Sony Walkman Birthday - The first Sony Walkman went on sale in 1979.

sunglasses Sunglasses Birthday - The first pair of Foster Grant sunglasses were sold on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. See Sun, Moon and Star Poems and Quotes.

elephant Zoo Day- The first zoo in the U.S. opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day in 1874. See The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zoo Poems and Quotes.

sun Be Cool at Work Day- Factories first used air-conditioning as a way to improve production. One of the first air-conditioned office buildings opened in 1928 in San Antonio, Texas. The White House was air-conditioned in 1930. Early on, many movie theaters added air-conditioning as a way to boost profits in the summer.

car Driver License Test Birthday - In 1913, New Jersey was the first state to require all drivers to take a test to receive a driver license. See Driving Poems and Quotes.

National Ducks and Wetlands Day - This was designated by President George Bush in 1990.

Early Bird Day - Spontaneity can be fun but many activities go better with pre-planning. If you are planning a vacation, reunion or other event this summer now is the time to book tickets, collect travel brochures, etc.

mailboxPostage Stamp Anniversary (first U.S. postage stamp issued in 1847) - See Postal Worker Poems and Quotes.

mailboxZIP Code Anniversary - ZIP codes were first used on this day in 1963. ZIP stands for 'Zone Improvement Plan'. The first digit of a zip code represents a group of states. The next two digits designate a region (specific state, part of state or large city) within that group of states. The next two digits represents a smaller area with the larger area.

Canada flag Canada Day (aka Dominion Day) - This day celebrates the Constitution Act of 1867 that united two British colonies and a province into one country.

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July 2
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I Forgot Day - On this one day of year you don't have to apologize for forgetting something, that is as long as your friends and family know about this holiday. See Memory Poems and Quotes.

Halfway Point of the Year - How you feel about this depends on your point of view and how your life is going. For some people it will be "I can't believe the year is flying by so fast". For others it might be "Won't this year ever end?"

Freedom From Fear of Public Speaking Day - There are a lot of books, classes and groups that help people who have a fear of speaking in public. But I don't think some of us would ever totally be comfortable with it.

medical symbol Special Recreation for the Disabled Day - In many cases it does not take a lot of time or money to make a business more accessible to disabled people.

Amelia Earhart Disappearance Anniversary On this day in 1937 aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, disappeared over the Pacific while trying to fly around the world.

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July 3
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Compliment Your Mirror Day - For once look in your mirror to see what is right with you, instead what is wrong with you.

cookie National Chocolate Wafer Day

car Automobile Birthday - On this day in 1886 Carl Benz displayed the first automobile, the Benz Patent Motor Car. See Car Poems and Quotes.

sun Air Conditioning Appreciation Day - Take care of your air conditioner and it will take care of you. If you neglect regular maintenance of your air conditioner you will find out what it is like to be without it.

sunglasses Stay Out of the Sun Day - In mid-summer it would be a good idea to stay out of the sun as many days as possible. Unfortunately most young people can't believe their skin will one day look bad because of earlier sun exposure - to say nothing of skin cancer risks. See Sun, Moon and Star Poems and Quotes.

American Redneck Day - See Southern Humor.

red, white and blue ribbon Disobedience Day - Many acts of civil disobedience are just a way of making a statement or standing up for a moral belief. But if not for civil disobedience, many civil rights we now enjoy would not exist.

flag Idaho Admission Day - Idaho became the 43rd state in 1890. See Idaho Poems and Quotes.

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July 4
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red, white and blue ribbon Independence Day - I enjoy the flags, firework shows and barbecues on this day. I do not like the sound of firecrackers and going off for several days and the smell of smoke from the wheat field and grass fires started by the careless use of fireworks. See the History Fourth of July and Fourth of July Poems and Quotes.

grill National Barbecue Day - The Fourth of July is probably the one day in the year when the most cookouts are held.

lettuce Caesar Salad Birthday - One story goes that on the Fourth of July in 1924, restaurant owner, Caesar Cardini, was running short of supplies and had to create a salad from the ingredients at hand. The salad soon became a specialty of the restaurant and spread around the world. However, Caesar's brother, Alex, and a partner of the Cardini brothers also claim to have created the now famous salad. Whoever is responsible I am glad they thought of it.

music notes Country Music Day - See the Country Music on WikipediA and Music Scrapbook Ideas.

horse Rodeo Anniversary - There are various theories on when and where the first rodeo was held, the date given usually in the 1860's. However, it is very likely there were many events much like modern rodeos throughout the United States and Mexico much earlier than that. In any case the Fourth of July is a good time to celebrate this day since many rodeos take place this time of year. See Horse Poems and Quotes.

sun Sidewalk Egg Frying Day - My friends and I tried this when we were kids and never got it to work. Now I know that an egg requires 158 degrees and a concrete sidewalk only gets to 145 degrees. So if anyone out there wants to try cooking an egg outside you might try a blacktop driveway, since the color absorbs more heat, or the hood of a car (with permission of the owner, of course).

gorilla Birthday of Koko the Gorilla - Koko was born on this day in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo. She was used in an experiment to teach sign language to animals and now knows more than one thousand signs.

Bus Birthday - The first bus was built in 1829.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Calvin Coolidge (born in 1872) - He was the thirtieth president.

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July 5
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graham crackers National Graham Cracker Day - When my kids were little and I was too busy to bake I would spread canned cake frosting between graham crackers and they loved it. If you want to be more creative see these Graham Cracker Recipes.

fork and spoon Spam Birthday - Spam was introduced on this day in 1937. My brothers both loved Spam but I like canned Spam about as much as I like email spam.

Workaholics Day - For the sake of their families I hope the workaholics out there will celebrate this by doing something other than work. If you are a workaholic or know someone who is you can get help at Workaholics Anonymous.

bikini Birthday of the Bikini - Bikini-like garments have been worn throughout various civilizations for many years but the modern bikini was introduced in a Paris in 1946. Louis Reard was an automobile engineer who also helped out at his mother's lingerie shop. After creating the skimpy two-piece swim suit he wanted an appropriate name. He named it after Bikini Island (where nuclear testing was done earlier that month) because he thought the excitement over the bikini would be explosive but the fashion didn't catch on for a number of years. Fashion designer, Jacques Heim, had created a similar swimsuit the same year and decided to use the same name.

scarecrow Build a Scarecrow Day 2020 (first Sunday) - It is fun to build a scarecrow but I never noticed that they kept the birds away.

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July 6
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fried chicken National Fried Chicken Day - Cook up some fried chicken, biscuits and gravy and enjoy.

baseball All-Star Game Anniversary - The first major league all-star baseball game was played on this day in 1933 in Chicago. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

National Air Traffic Control Day - This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. The airways traffic control system was established by the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce on this day in 1936. See Aviation Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of John Paul Jones - This Revolutionary War leader was born on this day in 1747. Jones was also the first man to be given the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Continental Navy which later became the U.S. Navy. By 1779 Jones was Captain of the Bonhomme Richard and it was aboard that ship during the Battle of Flamborough Head that he said the often quoted words "I have not yet begun to fight."

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President George W. Bush (born in 1946) - He was the forty-third president.

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July 7
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male symbol Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day - Many fathers and daughters have a loving relationship but often don't know a lot about each other. It is amazing how much easier it is to talk to someone when you are taking a walk. See Daddy's Girl Poems and Quotes.

candy Chocolate Day - Chocolate was introduced into Europe in 1550. See Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

macaroni National Macaroni Day

strawberry National Strawberry Sundae Day - After your macaroni and cheese, go out for a strawberry sundae, or create your own.

Comic Book Birthday - The first comic book "The Wasp", was published on this day in 1802.

scarecrow Build a Scarecrow Day 2019 (first Sunday) - It is fun to build a scarecrow but I never noticed that they kept the birds away.

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July 8
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sundae Ice Cream Sundae Day - Create you own sundae from all your favorite toppings.

Be a Kid Day - Participate in some activities you enjoyed as a child and introduce them to a kid you know.

Video Games Day - Depending on the person this could be celebrated by playing a video game or taking a day off from video games.

red, white and blue ribbonLiberty Bell Cracks - The Liberty Bell was hung in the Pennsylvania State House in 1753. The bell had several cracks in the bell over the years that caused it to have to be repaired. There are several different versions of how and when the crack that made the bell unringable appeared. Some sources say it was while it was being rung at funeral of Chief Justice John Marshall on this day in 1835.

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July 9
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cookie National Sugar Cookie Day - See Sugar Cookie Recipes or, get slice-and-bake cookie dough and let the kids decorate them with colored sugar before baking. Also see Cookie Scrapbook Ideas.

music notes Rock 'n' Roll Day - Dick Clark became the host of American Bandstand on this day in 1956.

movie camera The Fox and the Hound Day - Disney's The Fox and the Hound was first released on this day in 1980.

baseball Baseball All-Star Game 2019 (second Tuesday) - See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

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July 10
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picnic basket Teddy Bear's Picnic Day - See Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

bee Don't Step on a Bee Day - When my granddaughter Staci was four she was at my house when her aunt stepped on a bee and got stung. Staci said "next time Aunt Kendi better step on the other end of the bee". See Bee Poems and Quotes.

badge Police Radio Day - According to some sources the first two-way radio was installed in a police car on this day in Eastchester, New York. Other Sources day it was in March 1933 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Either way having two-way communication between headquarters and patrol cars was a major advance for law enforcement officers. See Law Enforcement Poems and Quotes.

flag Wyoming Admission Day - Wyoming became the 44th state in 1890. See Wyoming Poems and Quotes.

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July 11
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muffin National Blueberry Muffin Day - See these Blueberry Recipes.

smilie Cheer Up the Lonely Day - If you know a neighbor who appears to be lonely take time today to visit or call them. If you are lonely this is a day for you to visit another lonely person and you both be more cheerful.

dog All-American Pet Photo Day - Take photos of your pets today and create a scrapbook page or your pet's day to day life. See Pet Poems and Quotes.

sun Swimming Pool Day - Many people think every summer day should be swimming pool day. See Swimming Poems and Quotes.

spinach Vegetarian Food Day - See In a Vegetarian Kitchen and Vegetable Poems and Quotes.

National Convenience Store Day - The first 7-Eleven opened in 1927 in Dallas, Texas. The first stores were open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and that is how the name came about.

red, white and blue ribbon (former) Marine Corps Day - The U.S. Marine Corps was established November 10, 1775 to help the Navy during the Revolutionary War. It was abolished at the end of the war and then reestablished on this day, 1798. See Marine Poems and Quotes.

globe World Population Day This day was created by the United Nations in 1989 to raise awareness of the problems of over-population.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President John Quincy Adams (born in 1767) - He was the sixth president.

Stone House Day 2020 (second Saturday) - This event takes place each year in Hurley, New York.

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July 12
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pecans Pecan Pie Day - I don't normally like pecans but do when they are in pecan pie. Though I did make it once without the pecans and it was even better.

Simplicity Day - This is celebrated today because it is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau who was born in 1817. Thoreau believed that we should all simplify our lives. If he felt that way back then I can't imagine what he would think about our lives today. See Simplicity Poems and Quotes.

Different Colored Eyes Day - I have only known one person who had different colored eyes. He was very good looking and you didn't notice right off that the eyes were not the same color but a sense that something was different about him. I have a white cat that has different colored eyes and she is beautiful.

Etch-a-Sketch Birthday - The first Etch-a-Sketch went on sale in 1960. My little brother got one for Christmas that year but hardly got a chance to use it because everyone in the family wanted to play with it.

barn Barn Day 2020 (second Sunday) - I grew up on a farm and have a great fondness for old barns. See the old barn site and Farm Poems and Quotes.

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July 13
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french fries French Fries Day

fork and spoon Beans and Franks Day - When my granddaughters were little my daughter sometimes gave them Beanee Weenees for lunch but they never had plain baked beans. Once when they ate at my house I made baked beans. After eating her first helping my granddaughter Kelsey said "I want some more of those pretend Beanee Weenees".

Puzzle Day - This is the birthday of Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube, who was born on this day in 1944. See Puzzle Poems and Quotes.

music notes Barbershop Music Appreciation Day - This is the anniversary of the formation in 1945 of The Sweet Adelines, a group of women singers who support the musical art form of barbershop harmony.

Fool's Paradise Day - A fools paradise is a state of happiness based on false hope. Unfortunately I spent much of my marriage that way. That may seem like not such a bad thing if you haven't been there but believe me it is. There is the constant disappointment as each thing you hope for does not come true. Also it causes you to waste a lot of time you could have spent searching for true happiness.

Stone House Day 2019 (second Saturday) - This event takes place each year in Hurley, New York.

International Town Criers Day 2020 (second Monday) - This is a day to recognize the contribution town criers made in the times when we didn't have phones, newspapers, television and other modern communication methods. See The American Guild of Town Criers.

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July 14
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barn Farm Heritage Day - See the American Farm Heritage Museum and Farming Poems and Quotes.

blueberries Pick Blueberries Day - Blueberries are very good for you. They have high fiber, no fat and taste great. They are also high in anti-oxidants that are believed to fight aging. If you are lucky enough to live where blueberries grow, go out and pick your own. If not, get them from your local grocery store. See Blueberry Recipes.

Tape Measure Birthday - On this day in 1868, a spring-click tape measure was patented by Alvin J. Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut.

Corkboard Birthday - Corkboard was patented on this day in 1891 by John T. Smith of Brooklyn, New York.

Pandemonium Day - In my life pandemonium always happens spontaneously and I can't imagine wanting to experience it on purpose.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Gerald Ford (born in 1913) - He was the thirty-eighth president.

barn Barn Day 2019 (second Sunday) - I grew up on a farm and have a great fondness for old barns. See the old barn site and Farm Poems and Quotes.

baseball Baseball All-Star Game 2020 (second Tuesday) - See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

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July 15
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horse I Love Horses Day - See Horse Scrapbook Ideas.

fork and spoon National Tapioca Pudding Day - I liked tapioca pudding as a child but don't seem to like it any more. Maybe the pudding I have tasted as an adult were made using a different recipe. If you want to try it see this Tapioca Pudding Recipe.

fork and spoon Margarine Birthday - Margarine was invented in 1869 by French chemist, Hippolyte Mege-Mouries, after Emperor Napoleon offered a prize for anyone who created a substitute for butter to be used by the lower classes. See the History of Margarine.

Toss Away the "Could Haves" and "Should Haves" Day - This was created by Martha J. Ross-Rodgers to encourage people to not let past regrets ruin their present lives. See10 Ways to Forgive Yourself and Let Go of the Past and Worry and Regret Poems and Quotes.

baseball No-Hitter Day - There have only been 269 no-hitter games in Major League baseball between 1876 and 2010. The first no-hitter in the modern era was pitched on this day in 1876 by George Bradley. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

International Town Criers Day 2019 (second Monday) - This is a day to recognize the contribution town criers made in the times when we didn't have phones, newspapers, television and other modern communication methods. See The American Guild of Town Criers.

motorcycle Ride to Work Day 2020 (third Wednesday) - Ride your motorcycle to work today. See Ride to Work, Inc. and Bike Poems and Quotes.

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July 16
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spinach Fresh Spinach Day - I and most of my friends hated spinach as a child but were forced to eat it because it was 'good for us'. Years later I found out that the problem was the cooking method (boiled to a soft, mushy mess). Now I enjoy fresh spinach in salad and spinach in dishes like chicken Florentine. See these Spinach Recipes.

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day - Today is the day to make amends and ask forgiveness to get back in the good graces of someone you have upset by your bad actions.

car Parking Meters Birthday - The first parking meter wsa installed on this day in 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. See Car Poems and Quotes.

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July 17
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peach National Peach Ice Cream Day - I churn vanilla ice cream until it is partly frozen and then add sliced peaches. That way the peaches don't all end up at the bottom of the freezer. If you puree the peaches you can add them at the beginning. See this Peach Ice Cream Recipes and Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

ferris wheel Disneyland Anniversary - Disneyland opened on this day in Anaheim, California in 1955, less than one year after construction began. See Amusement Park Poems and Quotes.

sun Air Conditioner Birthday - American engineer, Willis Carrier, invented the first practical air conditioner in 1902.

Wrong Way Day - On this day in 1929, Douglas Corrigan misread the compass on his plane after leaving Brooklyn and ended up in Dublin, Ireland instead of Los Angeles, California. From that time on his nickname was 'Wrong Way Corrigan'.

motorcycle Ride to Work Day 2019 (third Wednesday) - Ride your motorcycle to work today. See Ride to Work, Inc. and Bike Poems and Quotes.

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July 18
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cereal Tony the Tiger's Birthday Tony the Tiger became the mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® in 1952.

chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum Day - I don't know why this is chrysanthemum day since they are planted in the spring and bloom in the fall.

World Listening Day - See World Listening Project and The World Soundscape Project.

fork and spoon National Caviar Day - I have never understood why people get so excited about fish eggs! I am guessing that the reason most people buy it is because it is expensive so only rich people can afford it.

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July 19
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heart New Friends Day - Today plan something with a casual acquaintance that you like but haven't yet taken the time to get to know better. You may end up with a new friend. See Friendship Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Raspberry Cake Day

pistol Colt 45 Day - Samuel Colt was born on this day in 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. He invented the Colt 45 revolver and other firearms. Also see Sam Colt: The Forgotten History of America's Legendary Firearms Inventor and Manufacturer and Hunting Poems and Quotes.

female symbol Bloomer Day - We now think of bloomers as a type of undergarment, but originally they were a loose fitting trouser that was tight at the ankle. A knee-length skirt was worn over the bloomers. This was not only more comfortable than the tight corsets, layers of petticoats and long skirts, it also allowed women to ride bicycles and participate in sports activities. See Petticoats and Pistols.

Stick Out Your Tongue Day - Let people know you don't like something by the same gesture you used as a child. But I wouldn't try it with your boss!

baseball Triple Play Day - The first Major league baseball unassisted triple play was accomplished on this day in 1909 by Neal Ball. This is one of the rarest events of Major League baseball and only happened 15 times between 1900 and 2009. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

ice cream cone National Ice Cream Day 2020 (third Sunday) - This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

sundae Sundae Sunday 2020 (third Sunday) - According to lore the ice cream sundae was created because of 'blue laws' restricting most non-essential things from being sold on Sunday. After ice cream sodas were restricted but not ice cream in a dish, someone came up with the idea of putting the syrup used in sodas directly on the ice cream. However they were invented, I am glad they were.

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July 20
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pickup truck Ugly Truck Day - Old trucks have more character than new ones with their history of hard work and fun times showing in each dent and scratch. Get together with other owners of ugly trucks and vote which one is the ugliest. See Vehicle Poems and Quotes.

lollipop National Lollipop Day - A form of lollipop dates back to the Middle Ages when people ate boiled sugar with the aid of a stick. Today lollipops come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors.

globe First Moon Walk Anniversary - On this day in 1969 astronaut, Neil Armstrong, became the first man to walk on the moon. His first words as he stepped on the surface of the moon were "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." It was thought for years that Armstrong had inadvertently left out the 'a' before the word 'man', but more sophisticated analysis of the tape shows that he did say it.

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July 21
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cookie National Junk Food Day - For once you can eat your favorite junk food without feeling guilty.

fork and spoon National Creme Brulee Day - See Easy Creme Brulee Recipe.

National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day - Get together with friends and have an old fashioned tug-of-war contest.

female symbol National Women's Hall of Fame Anniversary - The National Women's Hall of Fame was started in Seneca Falls, New York in 1969 and moved into its permanent home in 1979. Seneca Falls is where the first Women's Rights Convention was held under the leadership of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

mittens Coldest Day Ever - The lowest natural temperature (-128.6 degrees Fahrenheit) ever recorded was on this day at Vostok, Antarctica in 1983.

ferris wheel Disneyland Construction Begins - On this day in 1954 in Anaheim, California, construction began on what would become Disneyland. See Amusement Park Poems and Quotes.

ice cream cone National Ice Cream Day 2019 (third Sunday) - This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

sundae Sundae Sunday 2019 (third Sunday) - According to lore the ice cream sundae was created because of 'blue laws' restricting most non-essential things from being sold on Sunday. After ice cream sodas were restricted but not ice cream in a dish, someone came up with the idea of putting the syrup used in sodas directly on the ice cream. However they were invented, I am glad they were.

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July 22
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Hammock Day - Hammocks are a comfortable way to drowse away a hot summer day, however I still have problems with gracefully getting in and out of one.

sunglasses Summer Leisure Day - This is probably just another name for Hammock Day. See Summer Poems and Quotes.

cranberries Froot Loops Birthday - I am not fond of sugary cereals so the debut of Fooot Loops in 1963 was not significant to me. However, a few years later that changed. I decided to have my group of Camp Fire Girls create old-fashioned Christmas decorations, including stringing pop corn and cranberries. When I tried it ahead of time it turned out to be messy and difficult. Later that day I walked up and down the grocery aisles trying to find an alternative to cranberries when I noticed Froot Loops. They worked perfectly!

red, white and blue ribbon America the Beautiful Day - This patriotic song started as a poem written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895.

Rat-catchers Day - This celebrates the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. According to Wikipedia the poem by Robert Browning uses the date 22 July 1376 as the day the Pied Piper led the children from the town of Hamelin, while the Brother Grimm gives it as 26 Jun 1284.

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July 23
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ice cream cone Ice Cream Cone Day - One of the several stories about the origin of the ice cream cone is that it was invented by Charles E. Minches in Missouri in 1904. See The History of Ice Cream Cones and Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

sundae National Vanilla Ice Cream Day - Despite the huge variety of flavors available, vanilla continues to be the most popular. However, I suspect a lot of people add their own toppings or use the ice cream to top pie or cake. See Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

Gorgeous Grandma Day - See GorgeousGrandma.com and Grandma Poems and Quotes.

book Private Eye Day - Author, Raymond Chandler, was born on this day in 1888. See Quotes about Authors.

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July 24
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hamburger National Drive-Thru Day - If your kids all like different fast food, make this a special day by driving through each one instead of making them choose.

cup of coffee Instant Coffee Birthday - Instant coffee was invented in 1938. I am one of the few people who think instant coffee tastes just as good as brewed coffee, probably because of all the cream and sugar I use. See Coffee Poems and Quotes.

pedigree chart Cousins Day - Remember the fun you used to have with your cousins when you were a kid? Get together with your cousins today and have fun or, if they live too far away, give them a call to discuss old times. See Cousin Poems and Quotes.

heart Virtual Love Day - Send a virtual bouquet to your virtual lover.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Martin Van Buren (born in 1782) - He was the eighth president.

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July 25
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sundae National Hot Fudge Sundae Day - Let's all meet at the Dairy Queen.

merry-go-round Mechanical Merry-Go-Round Birthday - Previous to 1871, merry-go-rounds had been powered by horses, so this was a big step forward. See Merry-Go-Round Poems and Quotes.

birthday cakeBirthday Cake Birthday - Some source say the Greeks were the first to put candles on a cake celebrating a birthday in 55 B.C. Other sources say the tradition of birthday cakes started in Germany during the Middle Ages. See Birthday Cake History and Birthday Poems and Quotes.

A Day Out of Time - On the 13 Moon calendar the old year ends on July 24th and the new years starts on July 26th, making the day we refer to as July 25th a 'Day out of time'. This is a day to think about being more in tune with the natural rhythm of nature and with each other.

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July 26
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milkshake National Coffee Milkshake Day - The ideal way to make this is mixing milk and coffee syrup with vanilla or coffee ice cream. However, pouring the leftover breakfast coffee over vanilla ice cream and whirring in a blender is very good as well.

pedigree chart Aunt and Uncle Day - This was designated by Florida State Senator, Tony Hill in 2005. See Aunt and Uncle Poems and Quotes.

All or Nothing Day - Give your all to something you have always wanted to do but have been afraid to for some reason. You just might succeed--and if not at least you tried.

telescope Telescope Birthday - Thomas Harriot is the first astronomer to draw an object after seeing it through a telescope. It was a map of the moon drawn on this day in 1609. See Sun, Moon and Star Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Americans With Disabilities Day - The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on this day in 1990. When I was a Camp Fire leader I had my group learn about some of the difficulties disabled people have to overcome. Among other things we wore blindfolds to understand blindness, ear plugs to understand hearing loss, and mittens to understand arthritis.

mailboxPostmaster General Day - On this day in 1775 the Continental Congress created the position of Postmaster General and appointed Benjamin Franklin to the job. Franklin kep the position after the Declaration of Independence was signed. See Postal Poems and Quotes.

flag New York Admission Day - New York became the 11th state in 1788. See New York Poems and Quotes.

National Parents Day 2020 (fourth Sunday) - See The National Parents Day Coalition and Parenting Poems and Quotes.

at symbol System Administrator Appreciation Day 2019 (last Friday) - Thank your system administrator and see SysAdminDay.

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July 27
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Walk on Stilts Day - Stilts can be easily made with a couple of two-by-fours or some large tin cans and twine. I suggest keeping the stilts only a few inches high at first and using them on grass until you practice a while.

movie camera Birthday of Bugs Bunny - Bugs Bunny, as we know him today, first appeared in A Wild Hare that was released on this day in 1940.

red, white and blue ribbon Korean War Veterans Armistice Day - On this day in 1953 the Armistice that ended the Korean War was signed. See Veteran Poems and Quotes.

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July 28
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candy National Milk Chocolate Day - Milk chocolate was my favorite as a child but now I prefer dark chocolate. However, any chocolate is something to celebrate. See Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

book Birthday of Beatrix Potter - Children's author, Beatrix Potter was born on this day in 1866. Peter Rabbit is her most well-known character. See Quotes about Authors.

badge Fingerprint Day - Fingerprints were first used as a method of identification in 1858. See Fingerprinting on WikipediA and Law Enforcement Poems and Quotes.

National Parents Day 2019 (fourth Sunday) - See The National Parents Day Coalition and Parenting Poems and Quotes.

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July 29
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fork and spoon Chicken Wings Day - This day was designated by the city of Buffalo, New York to celebrate what is variously called chicken wings, buffalo wings or hot wings.

fork and spoon National Lasagna Day - I've eaten lasagna made in many different ways and liked them all.

umbrella Rain Day - It has rained on this day in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 112 times in the past 136 years. See Rain Day Festival Rain Poems and Quotes.

lipstick National Lipstick Day - When my grandmother and her sisters were teenagers they were not allowed to wear makeup of any kind. On the way to parties they would bite their lips and pinch their cheeks to make them pinker. See the History of Lipstick.

globe Birthday of NASA - On this day in 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National and Aeronautics and Space Act that led to the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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July 30
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car Kiss Your Car Day - Henry Ford was born on this day in 1863. If you don't want to kiss your car at least say something nice to it. See Car Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Cheesecake Day - See 101 Cheesecake Recipes.

smilie Comedy Day - Take turns telling jokes and decide whose was the best.

male symbol Father-in-Law Day - If you have a great father-in-law now is the time to let him know how you feel. See In-Law Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon WAVES Day - On this day in 1942 President Roosevelt signed a bill that allowed women to volunteer in the Navy as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).

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July 31
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dog Mutts Day - Mutts usually make great and healthy pets. See Dog Poems and Quotes.

book Birthday of J.K. Rowling - Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, was born on this day in 1965. See Quotes about Authors.

fork and spoon Shredded Wheat Birthday - Shredded Wheat was created in 1893 and continues to be sold today. I have friends who really like shredded wheat cereal but to me it tasted like the straw it resembles.

U.S. Patent Office Anniversary - Until the Federal Patent Act was passed, each state had their own patent rules and regulations. The first American patent was issued on this day in 1790.

at symbol System Administrator Appreciation Day 2020 (last Friday) - Thank your system administrator and see SysAdminDay.

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Month-Long Events

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Creativity Month Several people have designated a 'creativity month'. One of them is author Rita Emmett. She wrote The Procrastinators Handbook, The Procrastinating Child and The Clutter-Busting Handbook.

Anti-Boredom Month - See 20 Really Cool Websites to Help Cure Boredom.

cell phone Cell Phone Courtesy Month - See Cell Phone Etiquette Rules People Still Break and Phone Poems and Quotes.

dog Dog House Repair Month If your dog's house is beyond repair see How to Build a Dog House.

tree Recreation and Parks Month - See The National Recreation and Park Association.

bike Tour de France Month - See Tour de France on WikipediA. Also see Biking Poems and Quotes.

motorcycle Women's Motorcycle Month - See Motorcycle.com and Biking Poems and Quotes.

Purposeful Parenting Month - I am not putting a link for this because everyone has their own parenting style. I don't think the style matters as much as being consistent and knowing what you want the end results to be. I wanted my children grow up to be kind, caring and responsible. Even though I made a lot of mistakes along the way, that is exactly how they turned out.

pedigree chart Family Reunion Month - See Family-Reunion.com and Family Reunion Poems and Planning Tips.

house Home Inspector Appreciation Month - See The National Association of Home Inspectors.

Water Gardening Month - See Water Gardening.

Foreign Language Month

Smart Irrigation Month - See The Irrigation Association.

Skin Care Awareness Month - See Skincare Awareness.

fork and spoon Baked Bean Month - See The Bean Bible.

blueberries Blueberry Month - Designated in 1999 by the Department of Agriculture. See Blueberry Recipes.

fork and spoon Culinary Arts Month - See Culinary Art on WikipediA. Also see Cooking Poems and Quotes.

hot dog Hot Dog Month - See Hot Dog City.

ice cream cone Ice Cream Month - Designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. See Ice Cream Recipes and Ice Cream Scrapbook Ideas.

peach Peach Month - As designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1982.

picnic basket Picnic Month

medical symbol Cord Blood Awareness Month - See The Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.

medical symbol International Group B Strep Awareness Month - If you or anyone you know if pregnant please see Group B Strep International.

medical symbol Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month - See The American Hemochromatosis Society.

medical symbol Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month - See Juvenile Arthritis.

medical symbol UV Safety Month

medical symbol Wheelchair Beautification Month - As designated by Horace Knowles. See The Wright Stuff.

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Week-Long Events

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medical symbol Special Recreation Week
(first week)

flag Be Nice to New Jersey Week
(first full week)
See Poems and Quotes.

music notes Barbershop Quartet Week
(first full week)
See Music Poems and Quotes.

Take Charge of Change Week
(first full week)
Change can be stressful if you resist it or just let it happen but if you prepare yourself change can be a positive thing--or at least less scary. See Positively Present for some ideas on how to do that.

sun Dog Days of Summer
(July 3 - Aug 11 according to The Old Farmer's Almanac)
The name comes from the early belief that Sirus (the Dog Star) being close to the sun caused weather to be extra hot. See Summer Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Freedom Week
(week including July 4th)

bell bottom jeans National Laundry Workers Week
(second week)

horse Farriers Week
(second full week)
A farrier takes care of horses' hooves, including trimming and shoeing. See Horse Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Therapeutic Recreation Week
(second full week)
This was created in 1984 by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society.

money bag National Independent Retailers Week
(week that includes the 21st)
Shop at the independently owned stores in your area. You might be surprised at the quality and variety of items you find.

rabbit National Rabbit Week
(third week)
See Rabbit Poems and Quotes.

heart World Hug Week
(third week)
See Hug Poems and Quotes.

EveryBody Deserves a Massage week
(third full week)
See The American Massage Therapy Association.

cup of coffee Coffee Week
(fourth week)
For using coffee in desserts see INeedCoffee. Also see Coffee Quotes.

lettuce National Salad Week
(fourth week)
See Salad Recipes.

medical symbol Hospitality House week
(fourth full week)
See The National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses.

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