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July Learning Calendar

Each month, we will highlight historical birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, and provide teaching resources to help you learn about each topic.


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July

July 01, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
  The Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War.


July 01, 1961 Princess Diana's Birthday
  Diana, Princess of Wales, was a popular international media icon of the late 20th century as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981. The wedding, which was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, was televised and watched by a global audience of over 750 million people.


July 02, 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964
  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.


July 04 Independence Day
  July 4 is celebrated in the United States as "Independence Day" to commemorate the adoption in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence.


July 04, 1971 Koko the Gorilla is Born
  Koko is a gorilla who is famous for her sign language skills. She is known for bringing interspecies communication to the public.


July 06, 1946 George W. Bush's Birthday
  George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000.


July 11 United Nations - World Population Day
  Counting everyone is an integral part of ensuring that we take everyone into account. Good demographic data is critical for planning schools, health systems and public transportation!


July 11, 1767 John Quincy Adams' Birthday
  The first President who was the son of a President, John Quincy Adams in many respects paralleled the career as well as the temperament and viewpoints of his illustrious father.


July 11, 1899 E.B. White's Birthday
  Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. A long-time contributor to "The New Yorker" magazine, he also wrote many famous books for both adults and children, such as the popular Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and co-authored a widely used writing guide, The Elements of Style.


July 12, 1817 Henry David Thoreau's Birthday
  Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book, Walden.


July 14, 1913 Gerald Ford's Birthday
  Gerald Ford was the 38th President of the United States, and America's only President who was never elected to any office higher than the US Congress.


July 15, 1606 Rembrandt's Birthday
  Rembrandt van Rijn was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.


July 16, 1872 Roald Amundsen's Birthday
  Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles.


July 20, 1969 Moon Day
  On July 20th, celebrate the day Armstrong and Aldrin land on moon in 1969. Find resources to study about the the moon below!


July 22, 1870 U.S. Dept of Justice Anniversary
  The United States Department of Justice (often referred to as the Justice Department or DOJ), is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.


July 24, 1897 Amelia Earhart's Birthday
  Amelia Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.


July 28, 1866 Beatrix Potter's Birthday
  Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.


July 28, 1914 World War 1 Begins
  World War I was a military conflict centered on Europe that began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in late 1918 in western Europe and by 1922 in eastern Europe. This conflict involved most of the world's great powers.


July 31 Harry Potter's Birthday
  Harry James Potter is the character and the protagonist of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The books cover seven years in the life of the lonely orphan who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.


July 31, 1790 U.S. Patent Office Opens
  A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:01
 

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