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2020 July

JULY

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Cord Blood Awareness Month
Day of the Knife
Dog Days of Summer Month
Eggplant and Lettuce Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Family Golf Month
Family Reunion Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Fragile X Awareness Month
Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month
Fuel Safety Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month
Herbal/Prescription Awareness Month
Hitchhiking Month
Independent Retailer Month
International Alopecia Month for Women
International Blondie/Deborah Harry Month
International Group B Strep Awareness Month
International Zine Month
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Mango and Melon Month
National Anti-Boredom Month
National Baked Bean Month
National Bikini Month
National Black Family Month
National Blueberry Month
National Child-Centered Divorce Month
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
National Contract Sewing Month
National Cord Blood Awareness Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Deli Sandwich Month
National Doghouse Repairs Month
National Grilling Month
National Horseradish Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Independent Retailers Month
National Make A Difference to A Child Month
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
National Parks and Recreation Month
National Picnic Month
National Roadside Traffic Safety Month
National Share a Sunset with your Lover Month
National Vacation Rental Month
National Watermelon Month
National Wheelchair Beautification Month
Nectarine and Garlic Month
Read an Almanac Month
Sandwich Generation Month
Self-Care Month
Smart Irrigation Month
Social Wellness Month
Tour de France Month
Unlucky Month for Weddings
UV Safety Month
Wheat Month
Women’s Motorcycle Month
Women With Alopecia Month
World Watermelon Month
World Watercolor Month
Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (July 1-4)

Bean and Bacon Days
Beer Pong Days
Freedom From Fear of Speaking Week
Freedom Week (4-10)
International Chicken Wing Week
National Education Association Month
National Tom Sawyer Days
National Unassisted Home Birth Week
Roswell UFO Days
World Jump Rope Week

Second Week (July 5-11)
Be Nice to New Jersey Week
Creative Maladjustment Week
National Baby Food Week
National Farriers Week
National Therapeutic Recreation Week
Nude Recreation Week
Sports Cliché Week

Third Week (July 12-18)
Comic-Con International
Family Golf Week
Hemingway Lookalike Days
Hug Week
Magician’s Rabbit Week
National Baby Food Week
National Cancer Survivor Sibling Week
National Make Someone Smile Week
National Vodka Week
National Ventriloquism Week
Operation Safe Driver Week
Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week

Fourth Week (July 19-25)
Captive Nations Week
Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
International Lace Week
International Massage Week
Moby Dick Week
National Independent Retailers Week
National Moth Week
National Salad Week
National Zookeepers Week
Quilt Odyssey Week
World Hackysack Week
World Rope Skipping Week

Fifth Week (July 26-31)
Fancy Rat and Mouse Week
Garlic Days
National Parenting Gifted Children Week
Single Working Women’s Week

July 1st
Battle of Gettysburg Started in 1863
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
Canada Day
Estee Lauder Day
Financial Freedom Day
Guy Smiley’s Birthday (Sesame Street)
Jean Marsh’s Birthday (1934)
Leslie Caron’s Birthday (1931)
National Deep Fried Clams Day
National Gingersnap Day
National GSA Employee Day
National Postal Worker Day
Olivia DeHavilland’s Birthday (1916)
Popeye’s Birthday
Princess Diana’s Birthday (1961)
Resolution Renewal Day
Second Half of the Year Day
US Postage Stamp Day
Zip Code Day

July 2nd
First Zeppelin flew (1900)
I Forgot Day
Made in the USA Day
National Anisette Day
US Army Air Corps Established (1926)
Visitation of the Virgin Mary
World UFO Day

July 3rd
Air-Conditioning Appreciation Day
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Disobedience Day
Dog Days Begin
Drop a Rock Day
Franz Kafka’s Birthday (1883)
George M. Cohan’s Birthday (1878)
International Plastic Bag Free Day
National Chocolate Wafer Day
National Eat Your Beans Day
National Fried Clams Day
Sandra Lee’s Birthday (1966)
Stay Out of the Sun Day
Superman Day

July 4th
American Independence Day
Aphelion
Boom Box Parade Day
Buck Moon
Hop a Park Day
Independence From Meat Day
Indivisible Day
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day
International Day of Cooperatives
International Joke Day
Lou Gehrig Day
Mitch Miller’s Birthday (1911)
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Birthday (1804)
National BBQ Ribs Day
National Caesar Salad Day
National Country Music Day
National Play Outside Day (first Saturday of each month)
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
Stephen Foster’s Birthday (1826)
Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Day

July 5th
Alice in Wonderland Day
Anniversary of the Bikini (1946)
Bikini Day
National Apple Turnover Day
National Graham Cracker Day
National Hawaii Day
P.T. Barnum’s Birthday (1810)
Work-a-Holics Day
Work Without Your Hands Day (Spongebob Squarepants)

July 6th
Dalai Lama’s Birthday (1935)
Eid-Al-Fitr
First Picture Postcard Made
Frido Kahlo’s Birthday (1907)
George W. Bush’s Birthday (1946)
International Kissing Day
Jennifer Saunders’ Birthday (1958)
John Paul Jones’ Birthday (1747)
National Fried Chicken Day
National Hand Roll Day
Sebastian Cabot’s Birthday (1918)
Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
Tour de France

July 7th
Bonza Bottler Day (7/7)
Chocolate Day
Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day
Global Forgiveness Day
Macaroni Day
Marc Chagall’s Birthday (1887)
National Dive Bar Day
National Strawberry Sundae Day
Pierre Cardin’s Birthday (1922)
Tell the Truth Day

July 8th
Body Painting Day
Coca Cola Day
Kevin Bacon’s Birthday (1958)
Liberty Bell cracks in 1835 while being rung at John Marshall’s funeral
Math 2.0 Day
National Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Freezer Pop Day
National Ice Cream Sundae Day
National Video Games Day
Raffi’s Birthday (1948)
Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day
Toby Keith’s Birthday (1961)
Wolfgang Puck’s Birthday (1949)
Zigfield Follies Day

July 9th
Barn Day
Fred Savage’s Birthday (1976)
Martyrdom of the Bab
National No Bra Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
Rock N Roll Day
Tom Hanks’ Birthday (1956)

July 10th
Clerihew Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
Global Energy Independence Day
James Whistler’s Birthday (1834)
Maurice Proust’s Birthday (1871)
National Kitten Day
National Motorcycle Day
National Pina Colada Day
Oils & Concentrates Day
Pick Blueberries Day
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day
U S Energy Independence Day

July 11th
All-American Pet Photo Day
Bald is In Day
Bowdler’s Day
Cheer Up the Lonely Day
Day of the Five Billion
E.B. White’s Birthday (1899)
Georgio Armani’s Birthday (1936)
Grange Day
Make Your Own Sundae Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day
National Mojito Day
National Rainier Cherries Day
National 7-11 Day
Patricia Polacco’s Birthday (1940)
World Miniature Golf Day
World Population Day

July 12th
Andrew Wyeth’s Birthday (1917)
Battle of the Boyne
Christine McVie’s Birthday (1943)
Different Colored Eyes Day
George Eastman’s Birthday (1854)
Grange Day
Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday (1817)
Julius Caesar’s Birthday (100 BC)
National Eat Your Jell-O Day
National Pecan Pie Day
Night of Nights
Oscar Hammerstein’s Birthday (1895)
Paper Bag Day
Pecan Pie Day
Simplicity Day
Wayne Chicken Day

July 13th
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
Embrace Your Geekness Day
Erno Rubik’s (Rubik’s Cube Inventor) Birthday (1944)
Fool’s Paradise Day
Go West Day
Gruntled Workers Day
Harrison Ford’s Birthday (1942)
International Sister Cities Day
International Rok Day
International Town Crier’s Day
National Beans and Franks Day
National Beef Tallow Day
National Delaware Day
National French Fries Day
National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day
Northwest Ordinance Enacted (1787)
World Cup Soccer Day

July 14th
Bastille Day
Harry Dean Stanton’s Birthday (1926)
International Nude Day
Jane Lynch’s Birthday (1960)
National Grand Marnier Day
National Macaroni and Cheese Day
National Tape Measure Day
Pandemonium Day
Peggy Parish’s Birthday (1927) Amelia Bedelia
Shark Awareness Day
William Hanna’s Birthday (1910)
Woody Guthrie’s Birthday (1912)

July 15th
Be A Dork Day
Clement C. Moore’s Birthday (1777)
First Boeing 707 Flew (1954)
Gummi Worm Day
Iris Murdoch’s Birthday (1919)
National Give Something Away Day
National I Love Horses Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day
Rembrandt Van Rijn’s Birthday (1606)
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Birthday (1850) (1st American Saint)
St. Swithin’s Day
Take Your Pet to Work Day
Tapioca Pudding Day
World Youth Skills Day

July 16th
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day
Apollo 11 lifts off on its voyage to the moon (1969)
Fresh Spinach Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Guy Laroche (1921)
Michael Flatley’s Birthday (1958)
National Corn Fritter Day
National Guinea Pig Day
National Personal Chef Day
Will Ferrell’s Birthday (1967)
World Snake Day

July 17th
Celebration of the Horse Day
Disneyland Opens (1955)
Farmer’s Almanac Day
John Jacob Astor’s Birthday (1763)
National Lottery Day
National Peach Ice Cream Day
National Tattoo Day
Sewing Machine Patented (1790)
World Day for International Criminal Justice
World Emoji Day
Wrong-Way Corrigan Day
Yellow Pig Day

July 18th
Hemingway Days
Insurance Nerd Day
International Mandela Day
National Bridal Sale Day
National Caviar Day
National Sour Candy Day
Nelson Mandela International Day
Steve Forbes’ Birthday (1947)
Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
Toss Away The Could Haves and Should Haves Day
Women’s Dive Day
Woodie Wagon Day
World Jump Day

July 19th
All-American Soap Box Derby Day
Edgar Degas’ Birthday (1834)
Flitch Day
John Newberry’s Birthday (1713)
Lake Superior Day
National Dacquiri Day
National Ice Cream Day
Stick Your Tongue Out Day

July 20th
Chess Day
Cormac McCarthy’s Birthday (1933)
Global Hug Your Kids Day
Gregor Mendel’s Birthday (1822)
International Cake Day
Moon Day (Armstrong and Aldrin land on moon in 1969)
National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
National Lollipop Day
National Pennsylvania Day
Sir Edmund Hillary’s Birthday (1919) (first to reach Mt. Everest)
Space Exploration Day
Ugly Truck Day

July 21st
Don Knotts’ Birthday (1924)
Ernest Hemingway’s Birthday (1899)
Legal Drinking Age Day
Lowest Recorded Temperature Day (-128.6 degrees F-Antartica)
National Be Someone Day
National Junk Food Day
No Pet Store Puppies Day
Robin Williams’ Birthday (1952)

July 22nd
Bobby Sherman’s Birthday (1943)
Casual Pi Day
Fragile X Awareness Day
Hammock Day
Lion’s Share Day
National Hot Dog Day
National Penuche Fudge Day
Oscar de La Renta’s Birthday (1932)
Pied Piper of Hamelin Day
Spooners Day
Willem Dafoe’s Birthday (1955)

July 23rd
Daniel Radcliffe’s Birthday (1989)
Gorgeous Grandma Day
Hot Enough for Ya Day
Ice Cream Cone Introduced (1904)
National Intern Day
National Refreshment Day
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
Slash’s Birthday (1965)

July 24th
Alexander Dumas’ Birthday (1802)
Amelia Earhart’s Birthday (1897)
Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day
Cousins Day
International Self-Care Day
Lumberjack Day
Marvin the Martian’s Birthday
Mormon Pioneer Day
National Drive-Thru Day
National Tequila Day
National Thermal Engineers Day
Tell an Old Joke Day

July 25th
Carousel or Merry Go Round Day
Culinarians Day
Health & Happiness with Hypnosis Day
Hire a Veteran Day
Maxfield Parrish’s Birthday (1870)
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Water Gun Fight Day
National Wine & Cheese Day
Red Shoes Day
Threading the Needle Day

July 26th
All or Nothing Day
Americans with Disabilities Day
Armed Forces Unification Day
Aunts and Uncles Day
Bagelfest Day
Bert’s Birthday (Sesame Street)
Dorothy Hamill’s Birthday (1956)
George Bernard Shaw’s Birthday (1856)
Helen Mirren’s Birthday (1945)
Kate Beckinsale’s Birthday (1973)
Mick Jagger’s Birthday (1943)
National Coffee Milkshake Day
National Disability Independence Day
One Voice
Parents Day
Sandra Bullock’s Birthday (1964)
Vivian Vance’s Birthday (1912)

July 27th
Alexander Dumas’ Birthday (1824)
Barbie in a Blender Day
Bugs Bunny’s Birthday
Love is Kind Day
National Crème Brulee Day
National Dance Day
National Day of the Cowboy
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
National New Jersey Day
National Scotch Day
Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day
Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
Walk on Stilts Day

July 28th
Beatrix Potter’s Birthday (1866)
Buffalo Soldiers Day
First Fingerprint Taken
First Telegram Sent
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Birthday (1929)
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Waterpark Day
Peggy Fleming’s Birthday (1948)
World Hepatitis Day

July 29th
Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary
Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
International Chicken Wing Day
International Tiger Day
Lasagna Day
NASA Anniversary
National Lipstick Day
Rain Day
Sharon Creech’s Birthday (1945)
Tim Gunn’s Birthday (1953)

July 30th
Alton Brown’s Birthday (1962)
Antonio Benedetto Puccini’s Birthday (1747)
Cheesecake Day
Emily Bronte’s Birthday (1818)
Father-in-Law Day
Henry Ford’s Birthday (1863)
International Day of Friendship
National Chicken and Waffles Day
National Chili Dog Day
National Share a Hug Day
National Support of Public Education Day
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Neville Longbottom’s Birthday
Paperback Book Day
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 31st
First US Patent Issued – Granted to Samuel Hopkins in 1790
Harry Potter’s Birthday
J.K. Rowling’s Birthday (1965)
Milton Friedman’s Birthday (1912)
National Avocado Day
National Get Gnarly Day
National Mutt Day
National Raspberry Cake Day
National Talk in an Elevator Day
Robert Kimmel Smith’s Birthday (1930)
System Administrator Appreciation Day
Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
World Ranger Day