Swin suits, barbeque, hot summer days! That is what you think of when you think of July, in the Northern Hemisphere, that is. In the Southern Hemisphere, July is all about skiing! July is the seventh month of the year, and it has 31 days in the month. However, July was not always the seventh month of the year, and it also had a different name.
Back in the early days of BCE, during the time of the Roman ten-month calendar, July was the fifth month, and it was also called Quintilis, which has to do with anything ‘fifth’ or ‘five’ in Latin. However, the Roman Senate renamed the month in honor of Julius Caesar. That was because that was the month of his birth. Let’s find out more about this month.
Fun Facts About July
Even though the summer solstice begins in June in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice is in the Southern Hemisphere, July is the hottest summer month (and the coldest winter month in the Southern Hemisphere). Therefore, in the northern part of the world, where people keep their fans on to cool off and snacking on ice cream, people in the southern part of the world have to keep their heaters on and wear sweaters.
July is the month that represents freedom, independence and is the month for celebrating culture and countries. For instance, Independence Day in the USA is July 4th, Canada Day in Canada is July 1st, and Bastille Day in France is July 14th.
The rabies vaccine was first given to a patient successfully on July 6th, 1885. A rabid dog bit a nine-year-old child, and the French microbiologist Louis Pasteur wasn’t sure if the shot would work – but it did, and the child got better.
On July 5th, 1946, the unveiling of the first bikini happened in a French swimming pool. Even though two-piece swimwear existed, the bikini was the first swimwear that consisted of very little fabric.
Famous July Birthdays
- The late Princess Diana was born on July 1st, 1961. She was known as the Princess of Wales, and so many people loved her as she was one of the Royal Family’s favorites. Unfortunately, Princess Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996, and a year later, she succumbed to her tragic death. She was always seen as strong and independent.
- If you were a ‘Charlotte’s Web’ fan, the author of the book was E.B. White, born on July 11th, 1889. That book was one of the kids’ favorite books that they can recall as adults reading at school.
- Are you a fan of the Terminator series? The Terminator icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was born on July 30, 1947, in Thal, Austria. However, he became an American and a political figure. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. And is now the most recent Republican Governor of California.
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