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July

seventh month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars
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July is the 7th 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. July 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 MonthEdit

 
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 on the same day of the week as January in leap years. No other month in common years ends on the same day of the week as July, but July ends on the same day of the week as January in leap years.

In common years, July starts on the same day of the week as October of the previous year, and in leap years, May of the previous year. In common years, July finishes on the same day of the week as February and October of the previous year, and in leap years, May of the previous year. In common years immediately after other common years, July both starts and finishes on the same day of the week as January of the previous year.

In years immediately before common years, July starts on the same day of the week as September and December of the following year, and in years immediately before leap years, June of the following year. In years immediately before common years, July finishes on the same day of the week as April and December of the following year, and in years immediately before leap years, September of the following 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.

HolidaysEdit

Fixed EventsEdit

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

Moveable eventsEdit

Selection of Historical EventsEdit

 
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.

TriviaEdit

 
A summer beach in the Northern Hemisphere.
Months of the Year

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