July was originally called ”Quintilis” meaning fifth in Latin;
The Roman Senate named the month as July, to honour
the Roman emperor Julius Ceasar, who reformed the Roman
calendar which had degenerated into a chaotic embarrassment.
The Julian calendar went into effect on January, 1, 45B.C. from
the founding day of the city of Rome.
a)National Doctors day.(Birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra
Roy, a legendary physician- born on July 1st 1882)
b)State Bank of India Foundation Day.
c)International Joke Day.
Ist July 1997– transfer of sovereignty over Hongkong to
Peoples Republic of China from Britain.
1)Birthday of Harbhajan Singh (1980), Indian cricket player.
2)—do—-of Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), a national award
winning Indian film director of Malayala cinema.
3)Birthday of Tom Cruise (1962), Hollywood actor.
4)Death anniversary of saint Namadev (1350). He
was a prominent religious poet of Maharashtra
and contemporary of saint Dhyaneshwar.He was
one of the earliest writers who wrote in Marathi
language.Namdev died (1350), at the age of 80,
in Pandharapur, at the feet of the Lord Pandharinath.
5)Death anniversary of Priyamvada Birla (2004), wife
of Madhav Prasad Birla.
International Bikini Day.
6)The battle of Gettysburg ends(1863).
Birthday of 14th Dalai Lama(B:6 July 1935). Lamas are
important monks of Gelug school, the newest school of
Umbrella Cover Day.
World Zoonoses Day is to teach people about zoonotic
diseases and to take right action.
International Kissing Day.
7)Emancipation Day. The slaves were freed in 1848 in the
Danish west Indies(U.S.Virgin Island) by the Governor
General, Peter Von Scholten.
8)The Battle of Gettysburg ends.(1863)
9)Birthday of Thomas Gibson(actor)
India accepted ”Royal Bengal Tiger” to be it’s national
animal as recommended by the Indian Wildlife Board
on July 9, 1969. Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal
of Bangladesh also.
Founded on 9 July 1875, B. S. E. is an Indian Stock Exchange
located at Dalal Street Mumbai.
10)Birthday of Michael Cole (actor- The Mod Squad)
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day.
11)Raj Kumar(Hindi actor) died.(1996)
12)Death of English Musician, Brian Jones (1969),
a founder, member of ”The Rolling Stones”.
13)Idaho became the 43rd U.S.State.(1890)
14)Quebec city, Canada was founded (1608) by
Samuel de Champlain.
15)The last pair of Great Auks(rare penguin like birds)
was killed, rendering the species extinct.(1844)
July6: World Zoonoses day.
First Saturday of July is celebrated as International
July 11:World Population Day.
July12:Dara Singh, Indian wrestler-actor dies.(2012)
July 16:World Snake Day.
July 18:Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood actor died.(2012)
July 19:Lord Krishna was born(3228 B.C.)
Mangal Pandey(B:July 19,1827;D:April 8,1857)was an
Indian freedom fighter.
July 24:Amelia Earhart(B:July 24,1897-Disappeared
on July 2, 1937)was an American aviation pioneer
and author.She was the first female aviator to fly
solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Manoj Kumar(B:24 July, 1937) was an Indian actor
in Bollywood film industry.
July 25: Pranab Mukherjee, sworn in as 13th President of India.
July26(1999): Kargil Memorial day.India successfully
took command of the high outposts which had been lost
to Pakistan intruders.Kargil war was fought for more
than 60 days and ended on 26th July.
July28:World Nature Conservation Day.
July, 2012 marks the Centennial celebration of the Calgary Stampede,
the greatest outdoor show on Earth.It is an annual rodeo exhibition
and festival, held every July in Calgary.The Calgary Stampede, we
enjoy today, was born from the vision of Guy Weadick, a cowboy trick
roper.(part of the famous 101 Ranch Troupe) The first Calgary Stampede
was held on September 2 to 7, 1912, following the Summer Calgary Exhibition.
Guru Purnima or Vysa Purnima is the birthday of sage Veda Vyasa, who
wrote Mahabharatha .He is considered to be one of the 7 Chiranjivins(immortals).