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July Calendar

July 1
In 1200, In China, sunglasses are invented
In 1776, 1st vote on Declaration of Independence
In 1898, Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
In 1916, Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
In 1916, Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver Colo
In 1963, US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code
In 1966, Medicare goes into effect

July 2
In 1850, Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus
In 1881, President Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker
In 1937, Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean
In 1964, President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

July 3
In 1806, Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry

In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry reach Japan
In 1890, Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
In 1930, Veterans Administration created
In 1939, Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech. (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
In 1986, Pres Reagan presided over relighting of
renovated Statue of Liberty

July 4
Independence Day
American Flag Craft
Annie's Holiday Page
Celebrate the 4th of July
Fourth of July Art Activities
Fun and Games for the 4th of July
4th of July - A Virtual Tour
4th Of July Fun Clip-Art
Historical Flags of the United States

Kate Net 4th of July Screen Savers
A Kid's Heart Screen Savers
Making Friends - 4th of July Crafts

Printable 4th of July Games
What Did the Presidents Do on the 4th of July 
Kinderart Activities for July 4
Word Puzzles
All About the 4th of July
DLTK Printables for 4th of July – Coloring Pages – Crafts
Independence Day Story
Everyday Flag Etiquette

Mr. Maze 4th of July Maze
4th of July Jigsaw Puzzles
July Holidays
Celebrate Holidays in the USA
Happy Birthday – 4th of July
History of the 4th of July
4th of July Games and Activities –
July 4th Slider Puzzles
Capital Fourth of July
Facts about the 4th of July – Encyclopedia Smithsonian
The Flag of the United States
4th of July Recipes (includes how to decorate cakes and cupcakes)
4th of July Arts and Crafts
Fourth of July Easy Cake
4th of July Crafts
Happy 4th of July Activities and Fun

July 5
In 1865, Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department
In 1884, US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
In 1986, Statue of Liberty is reopened after it is refurbished

July 6
In 1560, England/Scotland signs Treaty of Edinburgh
In 1669, LaSalle leaves Montreal to explore Ohio River
In 1785, Congress resolves US currency named "dollar" and adopts decimal coinage
In 1848, Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
In 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
July 7
In 1456, Though she had already been executed, Joan of Arc is acquitted
In 1550, Chocolate introduced
In 1875, Jesse James robs train in Otterville Missouri
In 1891, Travelers checks patents
In 1898, US annexes Hawaii
In 1930, Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam|

July 8
1778, George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
In 1800, Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination to his son to prevent smallpox
In 1889, Wall Street Journal begins publishing

July 9
In 1595, Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
In 1776, Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)
In 1942, Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family & 4 other Jews
In 1987, Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence

July 10
In 1553, Lady Jane Grey becomes queen of England
In 1850, VP Fillmore becomes president following Zachary Taylor's death
In 1862, US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
In 1938, Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours

July 11
In 1789, US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
In 1859, Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published
In 1952, General Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
In 1984, Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989

July 12
In 1817, Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond) was born
In 1854, George Eastman, Waterville NY, inventor (Kodak camera) was born
In 1864, George Washington Carver, botanist was born
In 1630, New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it
Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
In 1859, Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass
In 1909, 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
In 1954, President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway
In 1957, US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer

July 13

In 1787, Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
In 1832, Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)
In 1865, P T Barnum's museum burns down
In 1898, Guglielmo Marconi
patents radio

July 14
In 1798, 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
In 1868, Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure

July 15
In 1870, Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
In 1944, Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb

July 16
In 1769, Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
In 1790, Congress establishes District of Columbia
In 1867, D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
In 1867, Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
In 1969, Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

July 17
In 1821, Spain cedes Florida to US
In 1861, Congress authorizes paper money
In 1898, Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
In 1938, Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland

July 18
In 1914, US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps
In 1947, President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
In 1947, US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
In 1968, Intel incorporates

July 19
In 1860, 1st railroad reaches Kansas
In 1867, Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
In 1870, France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
In 1985, Christa McAuliffe chosen 1st school teacher to fly space shuttle

July 20
In 1872, Mahlon Loomis patents wireless radio
In 1917, WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st
In 1944, Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo sinks by US air attack

July 21
In 1925, Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
In 1969, Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

July 22
In 1893, Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful," in Colorado
In 1933, Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
In 1942, Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
In 1960, Cuba nationalizes all US owned sugar factories

July 23
In 1829, William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
In 1851, Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by Sioux Indians & US
In 1903, Ford Motor Co sells 1st Model A car
In 1904, Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo

July 24
In 1758, George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
In 1938, Instant coffee invented

July 25
In 1947, US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense
In 1952, Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth

July 26
In 1775, 1st Postmaster General: Benjamin Franklin of Pa takes office
In 1947, National Security Act establishes CIA
In 1990, President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
In 1866, Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
In 1909, Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

July 27
In 1858, 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made
Thumbody Loves You Fingerprint Craft
Fingerprint Science
DNA Fingerprinting
Paper Handcast Art
Thumb Print – I’m Special
Finger Print Lesson Plan
Create a DNA Fingerprint
Who Did it Activity
Types of Fingerprints
Overview of Fingerprints

In 1866, Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
In 1868, 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
In 1931, Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem

July 29
In 1945, After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
In 1958, President Eisenhower signs NASA & Space Act of 1958
In 1988, Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit

July 30
In 1619, House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
In 1898, Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
In 1935, 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
In 1956, US motto "In God We Trust" authorized

July 31
In 1498, Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
In 1620, Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
In 1774, Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
In 1777, Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made
major-general of Continental Army

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